OVC is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
PC&CC has been an area leader in caring, professional relationship and marriage counseling, family counseling, job-related problem counseling, and therapy for all types of depression, anxiety and emotional issues for more than 40 years
The Pro Bono Counseling Program at the Mental Health America of Franklin County links volunteer mental health professionals with those who need but cannot afford mental health counseling.
The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
The Pro Bono Counseling Project’s mission is to ensure that Marylanders with limited resources requesting mental health care are provided access to volunteer licensed mental health professionals and other necessary supportive services.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) provides tools and resources for developing a comprehensive victim assistance plan that can be incorporated into your community’s existing emergency response plan.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public.
The Interagency Security Committee offers their "Planning and Response to an Active Shooter: An Interagency Security Committee Policy and Best Practices Guide," November 2015.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) provides this document on how parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears.
A 10 page document to help Businesses Identify the goals and objectives for the emergency response plan. Define what your emergency response team is expected to do during an emergency (e.g., evacuate employees and visitors, provide first aid, etc.), Identify any regulations covered by your plan (e.g., OSHA, fire code, etc.)
Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CPs), such as sports venues, shopping venues, schools, and transportation systems, are locations that are easily accessible to large numbers of people and that have limited security or protective measures in place making them vulnerable to attack.
This guide by the United States Secret Service & Homeland Security was conducted in efforts to prevent targeted violence, especially in U.S. public schools.
Though limited in scope, this report was undertaken to provide clarity and data of value to federal, state, tribal, and campus law enforcement as well as other first responders, corporations, educators, and the general public as they seek to neutralize threats posed by active shooters and save lives during such incidents.
An Interagency Security Committee Policy and Best Practices Guide, November 2015
An analysis of 2014 and 2015 active shooter incidents1 has identified 20 incidents in each of the years; information provided to advance available research and assist federal, state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement officers, other first responders, corporate leaders, and educators in their efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to active shooter incidents.
The NYPD compiled a list of recommendations to mitigate the risks from active shooter attacks. The NYPD developed these recommendations based on analysis of past active shooter incidents and careful review of previous studies.
To provide further clarity on these threats, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2014 initiated a study of “active shooter” incidents. The goal of the FBI study is to provide federal, state, and local law enforcement with data so they can better understand how to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from these incidents.
If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, please call 911. If this is not a life-altering emergency, the following hotlines are available 24/7 for confidential support.