STEP 1District, campus and The Art of Prevention (APC) team establish a unified Incident Management Plan (IMP), including a program funding strategy.
STEP 2Strengths and weaknesses are analyzed; Benchmark Snapshot is taken to evaluate the facility (risk assessment), the target population (climate survey) and the financial costs/losses (monetary value of preventable incidents). A track-to-closure model helps us determine efficiency when it comes to achieving solid, timely resolutions.
STEP 3 Personnel Pledges & Community Agreements are produced - faculty, staff and students write and publish commitments to prevent violence on and off campus.
STEP 4 PeerPaL™ Training & Technical Solutions Core is implemented. Administrators, faculty, staff, students and community stakeholders are briefed in the prevention of incidents and how to use the system’s technological solutions.
STEP 5 The system provides customization through SecurityLofT™, a resource suite of products, materials and programs used to orchestrate site specific solutions.
STEP 6 changes due to having implemented the PeerPaL™ system are measured against the baseline benchmark snapshot created in STEP 2. The campus earns Certified Safe Zone (CSZ ) status and works toward maintenance, or system modification process begins.
PeerPaL™ Violence Prevention Tool (VPT) and PeerPaL™ Violence Prevention Mailbox (VPM) interoperable communication systems advance safety and security using an ‘all hands on deck’ approach. On person, seamless transferring of emergency alerts during moments of crises and an increased number of reports in general, give muscle to prevention opportunities. Climate is routinely monitored; no more waiting for incidents to escalate. Indoor and outdoor mapping, centralized command and situational awareness features leverage responsiveness. Case documentation provides evidence, track-to-closure detail, cross-searchable archives to achieve 24/7 oasis of security. The school also receives access to ReliefQuesT™, a community toolkit of social service referrals to build resiliency.
PeerPaL™ Potential Outcomes
(Results May Vary)
All human assets, equipment and resources are mobilized to decrease
security breaches. Strategy in place to reduce active shooter access to
victims. Less need to be near a panic button or intercom connected to a
busy front office, rely on camera capture, waste time fiddling with locks,
phones or heavy radios which may be compromised during violent attack.
Bullying, sexualized bullying, cyberbullying and gang-related activity may
be prevented or resolved more expeditiously with the track-to-closure
model, thereby reducing severity and frequency of incidents.
PeerPaL™ VPT may provide a visual deterrent to violence & harassment
without the installation of prison-like controls.
PeerPaL™ VPM easy access, confidential notification features may
minimize barriers and stigmas that interfere with receiving timely incident
reports. As a result of proactive climate monitoring, traumatized individuals
may be less likely to take matters into their own hands. Administrators have more
data for risk mitigation purposes.
Drivers and students may feel more protected on school buses.
Employee turnover, student absenteeism and low productivity due to
harassment & violence may improve.
Certified Safe Zones™ (CSZs™) may have stronger balance sheets and interpersonal relations, while safety seal develops school and community pride.