U.S. Dept. of Ed Releases 2016 Campus Safety Handbook

This edition includes guidance on how institutions of higher education can comply with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education released the third edition of its Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting.

This edition includes guidance on how institutions of higher education can comply with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) amendments that were enacted in 2013.

The handbook also covers classifying and counting Clery Act crimes, how to identify the various types of geography covered under the Clery Act, collecting statistics, how to identify Campus Security Authorities (CSAs), requesting statistics from local law enforcement agencies, the daily crime log, emergency notification and timely warnings, policy statements, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, educational programs, the annual security report (ASR), hate crimes, missing students, fire safety, fire log and more.

Read the handbook.

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