GCSS: Campus Response to Sexual Assault
Global Campus Safety Series: Campus Response to Sexual Assault
Apr 27, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The number of sexual assaults that take place on our campuses continue to be staggering. As a global community, it is imperative that we work together to end this violent crime that can have far reaching and lasting impacts on its victims.
Check out the video below amongst Public Safety and Law Enforcement leaders and professionals have an important conversation on Sexual Assault:
Dr. Jill Dunlap is the Senior Director for Research, Policy, and Civic Engagement at NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, based in Washington, DC.
Before joining NASPA, Jill worked professionally with college student survivors of interpersonal violence for more than 14 years at three different campuses. In 2014, Jill served as the non-federal negotiator representing four-year public institutions on the Violence Against Women Act negotiated rulemaking committee. Jill has also served as a program reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Injury Prevention and Controls’ Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury. Jill has also served as a Political Science instructor at St. Xavier University and DePaul University in Chicago. She completed her Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Administration at Northern Illinois University, where her dissertation work focused on the experiences of students impacted by sexual violence on campus. Jill’s research can also be found in the 2016 book, Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus: Challenging Traditional Approaches Through Program Innovation and the 2019 book Contested Issues in Troubled Times: Student Affairs Dialogues on Equity, Civility, and Safety.
In the summer of 2018, Jill taught a course in Bogota, Colombia, on gender-based violence from an international perspective as an invited scholar at LaSalle University. Jill has served as a national consultant with various organizations, including the Victims’ Rights Law Center, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, and the Department of Defense.
Mirko Fernandez (CAN/CHI) is an expert consultant with international organizations promoting gender-responsive policing and security governance. As an expert for UN Women, Mr. Fernandez co-developed and promoted the UN system-wide Handbook on Gender-responsive Police Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence. Mr. Fernandez has worked with the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Population Fund, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on human rights, gender, and security issues.
Mr. Fernandez’s experience includes working with civil society on feminicide and missing persons. He has supported Police organizations globally in efforts toward best practice compliance and reform. He was a forensic expert with UN International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Commission on Mission Persons, and the UN Serious Crimes Investigation Unit in Timor Leste. Mr. Fernandez is a Justice Rapid Response expert roster member for investigating gender-based violence as an international crime and a UN Security Sector Reform Advisory Network member. Mr. Fernandez is currently engaged in code of conduct investigations involving sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment.
Graham Goulden is a retired Chief Inspector with Police Scotland. The last nine years of his policing career were spent working with the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. In these last years, Graham developed a passion for engaging the bystander, introducing bystander programs into Scottish High Schools. Graham continues to deliver leadership and active bystander-ship training in both the public and private sectors. These settings include sports teams, workplaces, schools, and universities. He is a much sought-after speaker and trainer, working nationally and internationally.
Graham also supports several Violence Reduction Units in England, helping them develop evidence-based interventions to prevent violence in all its forms. He has successfully created trainings to support ongoing work to prevent men’s violence against women and girls. Working in the night-time economy and direct in communities, he has developed evidence-based programs to engage communities with a specific focus on engaging men in prevention.
He also provides regular advice and guidance to several advertising agencies commissioned to develop violence prevention campaigns.Graham is also a senior trainer supporting the Active Bystander in Law Enforcement (ABLE) program delivering Active Bystander training to police officers across the United States. He is also an associate trainer with the Heroes Intervene organization, which provides active bystander training within the US correctional program.Graham has worked with professional sports to support culture development and performance.
Andrea Munford is Deputy Chief of the Community Support Division at Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety, which includes the Community Care, Investigative, and Special Victim Units. She is also an adviser to the MSU Office of the President on relationship violence & sexual misconduct (RVSM) at MSU. She is an MSU RVSM Expert Advisory Workgroup member and co-authored MSU’s RVSM Strategic Plan.
Deputy Chief Munford is the Training Coordinator for the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety Center for Trauma-Informed Investigative Excellence. In this role, she develops training and outreach to law enforcement on trauma-informed response and other disciplines that intersect with those investigations. Prior to that assignment, she was the lead investigator for the department’s Special Victims Unit.
Deputy Chief Munford has been with the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety since 1997.
Chief Debra A. Williams is the Chief of Police and Associate Vice President/Director of Emergency Management for Clark Atlanta University Department of Public Safety and has over 39 years of committed law enforcement experience. She started her career with the City of Atlanta Police Department in 1983 before retiring as a Major in 2011. After retiring with the City of Atlanta Police Department, she served as a Senior Police Advisor and Deputy Team Leader responsible for providing law enforcement instructions, mentoring, and the delivery of training programs with the Narcotics Affairs Section in Mexico. In 2014, she joined the Clayton County Public Schools Police Department as a Major.
Chief Williams received an Inclusive and Ethical Leadership Certificate from The Leadership Summit and the University of South Florida. She is a 2006 graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP). She participated in the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), where she visited Israel and received training on Intervention Strategies for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence in San Salvador.
She received the Leadership Award from the School of Education in 2018 and an Honorary Service Award by the Student Life Awards in 2019. The National Society of Leadership and Success recognized her for Excellence in Service to Students Award and the Atlanta University Center Consortium for her Leadership of the Public Safety and Campus Security Council. She received recognition as one of the nominees for Georgia’s Chief of the Year at the 2020 and 2021 Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Conference. She has received several commendations throughout her career, such as 2009 Manager of the Year for APD, Female Officer of the Year for the State of Georgia and finalist for Female Officer of the Year with the International Association of Women Police.
Chief Williams is a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA); Georgia Association Law Enforcement Administrators (GACLEA); National Organizations of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); Georgia Chapter of Black Law Enforcement, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP), Historically Black Colleges & Universities Law Enforcement Executives & Administrators (HBCU-LEEA), (GACLEA) and the National Association of Women Enforcement Executives. She is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.