Crime, Legal Related

Clery Center for Security On Campus

  • Wayne, PA
  • http://www.clerycenter.org

Mission Statement

Working together with college and university communities to create safer campuses.

Main Programs

  1. Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars
  2. National Campus Safety Awareness Month
  3. Advocacy
  4. Outreach, Awareness & Policy Initiatives
  5. Collaborative Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Clery Center offers programs and services for campus leadership and community members at institutions of higher education throughout the United States.

ruling year

1989

Executive Director

Self-reported

Ms. Alison G. Kiss

Keywords

Self-reported

campus crime, victims' rights, college, university, campus safety, alcohol, binge drinking, rape, sexual assault, acquaintance rape, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, Clery Act

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EIN

23-2485759

 Number

4952691748

Physical Address

110 Gallagher Road

Wayne, 19087

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Crime Prevention N.E.C. (I20)

Safety Education (M40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

The Clery Center for Security On Campus model for social change is built on the fundamental belief that collaboration among key stakeholders will create safer campus communities. Three core elements define our work and benchmark successful attainment of our mission:

1. ADVOCACY: Advocacy informs our vision and services. We empower students, campus employees, student victims, and their loved ones by providing information about crime prevention, crisis counseling, and the unique rights afforded to students on college campuses.

2. EDUCATION & TRAINING: Emphasizing a collaborative approach and best practice models, the Clery Center educates and trains campus stakeholders about safety, prevention, peer intervention and Clery Act compliance.

3. POLICY: The Clery Center supports initiatives and legislation that support our mission and provide a realistic framework for accountability.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars

The Clery Center’s Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars (CATS) curriculum was designed by a multidisciplinary team of experts and practitioners in the fields of campus law enforcement and student affairs. Developed through funding from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice, the Clery Center's training program was the first of its kind, empowering participants to understand the Clery Act and develop strategies for addressing common compliance challenges on their campuses. Each interactive session is taught by a practitioner in his or her field. In 2013, the Clery Center launched an online version of its in-person training curriculum.

Category

Crime & Legal, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$250,778.00

Program 2

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) received the unanimous support of Congress in 2008. Each September, the Clery Center partners with colleges, universities, and other agencies to offer campus safety programming and ideas. In 2014, the Clery Center reached over 1,300 campus professionals in all 50 states through its NCSAM programming.

More information about NCSAM is available online: http://clerycenter.org/national-campus-safety-awareness-month.

Category

Community Crime Prevention

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$15,708.00

Program 3

Advocacy

The Clery Center works to increase national awareness and dialogue around campus safety issues. The organization aims to be the premier source of information and resources related to the Jeanne Clery Act, a federal law that requires campus safety-related policies, programs, and other disclosures at colleges and universities. The Clery Center also serves as a source of information about campus crime prevention, crisis counseling, as well as rights and resources for colleges and their employees, general student populations, campus victims, and loved ones.

Category

Victims

Population(s) Served

Crime/Abuse Victims

None

None

Budget

$8,308.00

Program 4

Outreach, Awareness & Policy Initiatives

Through presentations and workshops, educational videos, outreach campaigns, networking opportunities, and policy work, the Clery Center works to expand awareness and understanding of campus safety issues and promising practices with key stakeholders. Projects and initiatives in this category include a campus fire safety documentary and awareness campaign (The Alarming Truth), a student documentary project focused on campus sexual assault developed in partnership with five colleges and universities (PACT5), as well as an upcoming hazing awareness documentary. More information about these projects can be found at the Clery Center's website: www.clerycenter.org.

Category

Crime & Legal, General/Other

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$179,553.00

Program 5

Collaborative Program

The Clery Center Collaborative Program is a team-based learning membership initiative that brings together colleges and universities to build cost-effective, customized, and sustainable approaches to campus safety and Clery Act compliance. Piloted in Pennsylvania in 2013, the Collaborative has over 55 members in 11 states.

More information about the Collaborative, including a full list of member institutions as well as a summary of the program's impact, is available online: http://clerycenter.org/collaborative.

Category

Crime & Legal, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$64,137.00

Results

Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of free participants in conferences

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
National Campus Safety Awareness Month
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric

2. Number of paid participants in conferences

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
attendees represent 506 colleges and universities in a Clery Act training focused on a collaborative approach.

3. Total number of conferences held

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Eight conferences were Clery Act training events and one was our 25th anniversary event.

4. Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Participants in on-line training and education courses

5. Number of students registered for online courses

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
On-line Clery Act training

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    GOAL 1: Work with colleges and universities across the U.S. to create a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to campus safety.

    GOAL 2: Be recognized as the premiere source of information about campus safety for colleges and universities in the U.S.

    GOAL 3: Transform the Clery Center's infrastructure by identifying, testing, and applying new technology and systems to better understand and meet our community's needs, and to support the organization's mission and goals through data-informed decision-making.

    GOAL 4: Strengthen the organization's financial and human resources to achieve the Clery Center's mission and vision.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    GOAL 1: Work with colleges and universities across the U.S. to create a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to campus safety.

    STRATEGIES:
    - Develop curriculum plan to address the training needs of campus communities.
    - Develop and implement a marketing plan to expand program reach and more effectively communicate value.
    - Pursue partnerships with national and regional entities to develop connections, multiply reach, and achieve scale.
    - Build networks at all levels of campus communities and create specific connections to leadership.

    GOAL 2: Be recognized as the premiere source of information about campus safety for colleges and universities in the U.S.

    STRATEGIES:
    - Maintain our established position as the champion of the Clery Act by conducting research and sharing information.
    - Advocate for any needed changes and maintain our established position as a respected voice in policy discussions.
    - Build market share of our programs by enhancing our reputation and visibility among key campus decision-makers.
    - Deliver quality information to campuses through the following programs: 1) Collaborative, 2) Clery Act Training, 3) National Campus Safety Awareness Month, & 4) Clearinghouse.

    GOAL 3: Transform the Clery Center's infrastructure by identifying, testing, and applying new technology and systems to better understand and meet our community's needs, and to support the organization's mission and goals through data-informed decision-making.

    STRATEGIES:
    - Build our knowledge of and capacity to use technology to make smarter decisions about mission-related activities.
    - Strengthen IT infrastructure, including hardware, data management systems and other applications.
    - Enhance website to achieve a more dynamic and user-friendly experience.
    - Transform our programs through the use of new technologies that promote better participant experiences.

    GOAL 4: Strengthen the organization's financial and human resources to achieve the Clery Center's mission and vision.

    STRATEGIES:
    - Enhance the capacity of the Board of Directors to ensure sustainability and growth.
    - Develop sustainable fundraising plan to support general operating and capacity building expenses.
    - Realign organizational structure to support our new strategic direction and goals.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Clery Center recently completed a strategic planning process for FY2015-FY2018 that identified the goals, strategies, and indicators of success detailed in this report. The organization will use internal and external resources to make progress on these objectives, with a specific focus on capacity building through technology and additional staffing to ensure that the Center's critical programs can scale effectively.

    Internally, the Clery Center has a dedicated staff and board who invest time and resources into implementing and evaluating programs and activities. The Clery Center recently invested in a dedicated staff role focused on technology initiatives within programs, helping the organization identify and implement a cloud-based CRM solution to better track program activities, constituent needs, and outcomes.

    Externally, the Clery Center enjoys partnerships with a number of key players in the fields of campus safety, victim advocacy, policy making, and higher education. The organization uses these partnerships to identify expertise and capacity to more effectively - and efficiently - deliver programs and services that help campus communities become safer through education and training, advocacy, policy, and collaboration.

    Looking ahead, the Clery Center plans to launch a fundraising campaign to fully fund the goals and objectives identified by staff, board, and key stakeholders during the strategic planning process. Funding priorities include additional staff positions, technology infrastructure, improved program delivery, and research.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    GOAL 1: Work with colleges and universities across the U.S. to create a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to campus safety.

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
    - Participation: Achieve program-wide participation of at least 10,000 professionals representing diverse institutions in all 50 states by FY2018.
    - Greater Satisfaction: At least 75% of program participants recommend programs to peers, report feeling more confident in their ability to do their job, and say the training met their expectations.
    - Improved Learning Outcomes: Achieve at least a 25% increase in post-training knowledge (as measured by pre- and post-tests).
    - Campus Impact: At least 75% report positive, long-term impact of Clery Center programming on campus in follow-up assessments with training participants and Collaborative members.

    GOAL 2: Be recognized as the premiere source of information about campus safety for colleges and universities in the U.S.

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
    - Involvement & Influence in Policy: Increase in overall policy activities (as measured by timesheets), and quarterly policy updates from Executive Director to staff and board.
    - Reputation & Value: Assessments of key stakeholders indicate positive perceptions of the Clery Center and its programs, as well as indicate perceived relevance in the field of campus safety, victim advocacy, policy, and higher education.
    - Program Connections: At least 25% of program participants are considered key decision-makers on their campuses, and all programs reach at least 10,000 campus professionals annually by FY2018.

    GOAL 3: Transform the Clery Center's infrastructure by identifying, testing, and applying new technology and systems to better understand and meet our community's needs, and to support the organization's mission and goals through data-informed decision-making.

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
    - Website Engagement: Improve engagement metrics, including bounce rates, referral rates, and average time spent on website.
    - Enhance Online Learning: Over the next three years, achieve at least a 50% increase in team registrations, repeat participation, and digital program participation from members.
    - Data-Informed Organization: Evaluate program metrics on at least a quarterly basis and develop dashboards that reflect real-time data.

    GOAL 4: Strengthen the organization's financial and human resources to achieve the Clery Center's mission and vision.

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
    - Board Capacity & Diversity: Succession plan in place by FY2016, and achieve diverse board membership (25% business and community leaders, 50% higher education leaders, 25% advocates and family members).
    - Sustainable Funding Plan: Annual revenue goals consistently met, and cost of program service delivery more accurately estimated.
    - Team Structure & Engagement: Team feedback and individual evaluations show positive levels of engagement.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The Clery Center finalized its strategic plan in Spring 2015, and has assigned staff responsibilities for monitoring progress on the plan's implementation. Real-time dashboards and improved engagement analysis will help the Clery Center determine the scope, impact, and ongoing needs of its programs. More information about the Clery Center's operations, strategic plan, and programs is available on the organization's website: www.clerycenter.org.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Clery Center offers programs and services for campus leadership and community members at institutions of higher education throughout the United States.

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Financials

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CLERY CENTER FOR SECURITY ON CAMPUS
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Clery Center for Security On Campus

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Alison G. Kiss

BIO

Alison Kiss is the Executive Director of the Clery Center for Security on Campus and formerly served as Director of Programs
(September 2005-September 2009). Ms. Kiss rejoined the Clery Center after serving as Director of Wellness, Alcohol, and Drug Education at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She has contributed and appeared in major media outlets, including CNN, NBC Today, CBS Early Show, Time Magazine, and FOX News. Ms. Kiss recently published book chapters on campus safety in “Victims of Sexual Assault and Abuse: Resources and Responses for Individuals and Families” and “Campus Crime” (3rd Ed).

She has provided services as an expert witness in campus sexual assault civil cases and is affiliated with many professional organizations, including: Rapid Response Expert Network, Violence Against Women Online Resources (VAWNET), Expanded Partners Group, “Vision 21: Transforming Victims Services”, Department of Justice: OVC-sponsored project, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). She also served as a member of the National Attorneys General Task Force on School and Campus Safety.

Prior to her work at the Clery Center, Ms. Kiss worked in education, health education, and counseling. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from The Catholic University of America and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University where she completed a thesis on “Crisis Management in Secondary Schools.” She is currently enrolled in a residency Doctoral program in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University. She is an avid distance runner and spends her time as a volunteer on the Board of Directors for the Kristin Mitchell Foundation and assisting with communications for the Preeclampsia Foundation.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Roger Carolin

SCP Partners

Term: 2014 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
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Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff and Full-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff and Full-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity