State Law Enforcement Leader Speaks at Campus Safety Roundtable Discussion at Lincoln
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Lincoln University, Pa. – University leaders, health professionals, law enforcement members, and public policy leaders gathered on Lincoln’s main campus April 4 to discuss issues occurring on university campuses such as drug and alcohol abuse, mental health, and sexual assault.
As part of a campus safety initiative started by PA’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Tuesday’s event was part of a spring series of campus safety roundtable discussions that will continue throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Participants of the all-day roundtable discussion worked in collaborative groups to identify strategies on how to best confront the many problems facing campuses nationwide while promoting responses that are survivor-centered and trauma-informed.
“Trauma-informed individuals, organizations, and communities can change public policy,” said Executive Deputy Attorney General Robert Reed in his address to the audience.
Toward to end of the discussion, Reed said that stakeholders facing these issues should “overcome the stigma.”
“Rather than calling people bad or sick, we should ask them what happened,” said Reed. “It’s the best way to heal people and help with recovery.”
Following the roundtable discussions, the Office of the Attorney General will consolidate the ideas discussed and distribute the information to the participants. To learn more about the campus safety initiative visit their website.
Article by Devin Bonner, Office of Communications and Public Relations
Photo 1.1 by Aunyae Cunningham, Intern, Office of Communications and Public Relations
Photo 1.2 by Gerard Garlic, Wellness Center