Press Release - TSG Solutions Has Key Role in Campus Safety and Violence Conference
Worcester, MA October 6, 2016 - TSG Solutions participated in a statewide campus safety and violence prevention conference held on September 28th, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education in partnership with the Attorney General’s Office and the Office of Public Safety. The conference focused on campus sexual violence and active-shooter situations, following a report produced by TSG that was commissioned by the Board of Higher Education and completed in June on “best practice recommendations” for addressing campus safety and violence prevention. TSG’s Amanda Botelho Robbins, lead author of the report, participated on the opening panel at the conference, providing the audience with an overview of the report findings, recommendations, and next steps. The panel was moderated by Constantia (Dena) Papanikolaou, General Counsel, Department of Higher Education.
Amanda also led a break out session on Strategic Risk Management, and coordinated the closing panel on Active Threats and Emergency Management moderated by homeland security/emergency preparedness expert Juliette Kayyem and featuring former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis.
Also on hand, Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Attorney General Maura Healey, Education Secretary James Peyser, Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago, and UMass President Martin Meehan who all provided opening remarks. Catherine Lhamon, U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, spoke in the morning about preventing sexual violence, and Kristina Rose, senior policy advisor to Vice President Joseph Biden, led one of the breakout sessions. Organizers put attendance around 350, including college presidents, campus police chiefs, Title IX officers, and other college personnel.
“TSG is pleased to have been able to participate in this important conference”, said Dianna Granum, TSG President and COO. “We are extremely proud of the work our team has done to help improve campus safety and look forward to continuing our work with educational institutions in Massachusetts and around the nation. We would also like to thank our teammates who helped develop the report Juliette Kayyem, founder of Juliette Kayyem Solutions, LLC; Jennifer Davis, founder of Jenn Davis, LLC; and Matthew Rushton, Managing Partner of Campus Safety Associates, LLC. “
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