Going away to college is a time in a young persons’ life that should be about discovery, learning, and making lifelong friends. However, as parents send their children away from home, some for the very first time, there is even more to be anxious about, especially their safety on campus.
According to the Justice Department, “1 in 5 women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape.” When these incidents occur on campus property they are in the jurisdiction of campus police, and many victims do not report, or are discouraged to report by school administrators.
With sexual assaults, active shooters, and luring into human trafficking from our college campuses, the college experience has changed.
Guest for the hour on Shattered Lives Radio S. Daniel Carter will discuss these issues and what is being done to create real, enforceable guidelines for campuses to follow in order to make the environment safer for students everywhere.
In this video Laura Dunn and S. Daniel Carter discuss the prevention efforts institutions of higher education must take; campuses’ data and reporting requirements; the rights of victims and the accusers; as well as the accommodations campuses must make for victims.
S. Daniel Carter
Director 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI)
VTV Family Outreach Foundation
S. Daniel Carter has been at the forefront of advancing campus safety and victims? rights for over twenty years. He began his career in campus safety at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville after an on-campus murder. Mr. Carter graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and went on to work for Safe Campuses Now and then the Clery Center for Security On Campus. Currently, Mr. Carter serves as Director of the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI) for the VTV Family Outreach Foundation, a national non-profit organization created by a majority of the families and survivors directly impacted by the April 16, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech.He also serves on the SurvJustice Board of Directors.
In 2008, Mr. Carter was recognized on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as probably the leading person in this Nation in advocating more action and tougher action against crimes that are committed on campus. He also received the first Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award in 1994 for extraordinary things to make college and university students safer. Through his work, Mr. Carter has helped to develop, secure passage of, and craft the regulations for seven major pieces of federal legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in 1998 and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act in 2013. Additionally, Carter is a widely recognized public speaker on campus safety issues in the national media including on the CBS Evening News, MSNBC, NPR, and Time Magazine, and has taught several dozen Clery Act training classes to thousands of higher education professionals.