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William James College Safety and Support

William James College has established a comprehensive system of safety and support for the community.  William James College is committed to maintaining a safe learning and work environment.  To ensure the safety of our community and its members we encourage you to report any incidents of concern about your safety or the safety of others.


Reporting Procedure

Any student, staff, or faculty member who has a concern about safety is encouraged to make a report.
This can be done by:

Concerns of sexual misconduct, assault, domestic/dating violence, or sexual harassment can be reported directly to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

(Dan Brent; dan_brent@williamjames.edu, Christina Harms; christina_harms@williamjames.edu)


CARE (Crisis Assessment Risk Evaluation) Team

The CARE Team is an interdepartmental support team established to assess and manage potential concerns and threats to the both individuals and the William James community at large.  The team is comprised of administrators from a range of departments so as to collaborate with the greatest amount of information available.  The Team is led by the Dean of Students and includes a representative from Human Resources, Facilities/Security, College Designated Title IX Officer, faculty representative(s), Legal Counsel (as needed), and Law Enforcement (as needed).  The CARE Team will report directly to the VPAA.

After initial assessment of a report, an investigative plan will be developed by the Dean of Students or VPAA.  This includes interviews, data collection, and other outside agencies to be consulted if necessary.  The CARE Team will consult on the management of such plan, as needed, for affected individuals and the campus.  Lastly, all final findings will be reported to the proper College administration for review and potential resolution.  The CARE Team is not involved in the adjudication of complaints.


Information to Better Support and Understand


Links to Relevant College Policies


Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I know a student who may need to be referred to the CARE Team

If you feel there is an immediate threat, call 507-564-CARE or contact Facilities/Security.

To make a referral, you can call the Dean of Students Office. You will be asked for basic information about the individual and a description of the incident or behaviors that prompted the referral.

You are the CARE Team’s best resource because you are familiar with the person. If you are comfortable doing so, tell the student that you are concerned and ask if he/she is okay. In many cases students will indicate that they could use some help and you can refer them to the Dean of Students office.

Who can make a referral to the CARE Team

Anyone who feels an individual is a threat to themselves and/or the community can make a referral; including students, faculty, staff, and other community members.

What happens after I make the referral

If the concern is urgent, a member of the CARE Team may seek out the individual to make sure everything is okay.  In a less urgent situation the CARE Team may follow up with the referrer, or may wait to see if further information develops.  Each situation is different and requires a unique approach.

Will students be disciplined

The CARE Team protocol is aimed specifically at providing a safe learning and work environment for the community.  It does not address disciplinary issues or mete out sanctions.  However, when necessary the CARE Team will report its findings to the proper College administration for review and potential resolution.  The CARE Team is not involved in the adjudication of complaints.

How do I know if it is a CARE Team issue or if it is more appropriately handled by other campus resources

You do not have to make this determination. The most critical step is that you report it the CARE Team, the Title IX Coordinator, or Human Resources.  All three work closely together and can easily determine on your behalf if your concern should go to one or the other.  If another campus resource is more appropriate, it will be appropriately referred.

What about confidentiality

We can never promise confidentiality when life safety is an issue, but we will make every effort to treat each case with privacy and discretion. School officials may be required to report situations involving threats to safety.

2017 William James College Crime Statistics Reporting

Criminal Offenses

 

  Year On Campus Property Public Property Hate Crimes-On Campus Hate Crimes-Public Property
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2016 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 2016 0 0 - -
2015 0 0 - -
2014 0 0 - -
Rape 2016 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0
Fondling 2016 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0
Incest 2016 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 2016 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0
Robbery 2016 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 2016 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0
Burglary 2016 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 2016 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0
Arson 2016 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0
Simple Assault 2016 - - 0 0
2015 - - 0 0
2014 - - 0 0
Larceny-Theft 2016 - - 0 0
2015 - - 0 0
2014 - - 0 0
Intimidation 2016 - - 0 0
2015 - - 0 0
2014 - - 0 0
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 2016 - - 0 0
2015 - - 0 0
2014 - - 0 0
Violence Against Women Act Offenses
  Year On Campus Public Property
Domestic Violence 2016 0 0
2015 0 0
2014 0 0
Dating Violence 2016 0 0
2015 0 0
2014 0 0
Stalking 2016 0 0
2015 0 0
2014 0 0
Arrests
  Year On Campus Public Property
Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, etc. 2016 0 0
2015 0 0
2014 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 2016 0 0
2015 0 0
2014 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 2016 0 0
2015 0 0
2014 0 0
Disciplinary Actions
  Year On Campus Public Property
Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, etc. 2016 0 0
2015 0 0
2014 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 2016 0 0
2015 0 0
2014 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 2016 0 0
2015 0 0
2014 0 0
Unfounded Crimes
  2016 2015 2014
Total Unfounded Crimes 0 0 0
 

There were no reported hate crimes for the years 2013, 2014 or 2015.

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