Va. nonprofit launches online effort to keep college students safe

WASHINGTON –The VTV Family Outreach Foundation is aiming to improve campus safety with the launch of its 32 National Campus Safety Initiative, a free online way schools can assess their own safety and exchange ideas.

VTV, a Virginia-based non-profit born out of the families of the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, launched 32 NCSI on Thursday. The program is designed to provide free resources to schools who are looking to improve their safety.

“The incentive now really is to do the right thing,” said S. Daniel Cater, Director of VTV and 32 NCSI.

Schools have access to resources that allow them to both assess current policies and share them with others. There are also resources to educate, so schools can make informed decisions about campus safety.

Cater said, “The incentive now really is to be on the cutting edge and forefront of advancing campus safety,” for the nearly 20 million students who will be attending college in the fall.

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