Spotlight on: Campus Safety Conference 2019


The Campus Safety Conference is a 2-day intense conference for administrators and public safety officials, security and law enforcement executives from all over the country looking for solutions to campus safety, security, emergency management and technology challenges.
Close

Planning for Volunteers and Donations After a Mass Violence Incident

The flood of volunteers and donations that come in immediately after a mass violence tragedy can be overwhelming. Here’s how you can manage them more effectively.

Administrators responsible for the safety and security of schools, institutions of higher education and healthcare facilities must not only try to prevent, respond and mitigate a mass violence incident, but must also plan for how the campus will recover should their organization experience this type of tragedy.

One aspect of recovery is the large number of people who usually want to help, either by volunteering their time and services or giving money or supplies to the recovery effort. Although this generosity is greatly appreciated by the victims and the community, managing the flood of volunteers and donations that come in immediately after a mass violence tragedy can be overwhelming.

In this video, Kathryn H. Floyd, Ph.D., who is a mass violence and terrorism visiting fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, describes the steps campuses and other organizations can take to make the process more manageable.

Learn how you can help victims and responders recover after mass violence at Campus Safety Conference (CSC) West and CSC East this summer. Kathryn Floyd will provide an overview of several resources provided by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime. Register today at CampusSafetyConference.com or call (855) 351-0927.

She discusses what campuses might expect to experience in terms of volunteers and donations after an mass violence incident. Additionally, she explains the difference between credentialed volunteers and spontaneous volunteers, and how campuses can manage them effectively.

Floyd also covers the different types donations and how organizations can combat fraudulent Go Fund Me campaigns.

For additional information and resources on planning for volunteers and donations after a mass violence event, visit www.ovc.gov.

About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray
Contact:

Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

Read More Articles Like This… With A FREE Subscription

Campus Safety magazine is another great resource for public safety, security and emergency management professionals. It covers all aspects of campus safety, including access control, video surveillance, mass notification and security staff practices. Whether you work in K-12, higher ed, a hospital or corporation, Campus Safety magazine is here to help you do your job better!

Get your free subscription today!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety HQ