Representatives from the state's two-year colleges met at Pulaski Technical College July 24 to hear from experts on campus crisis preparedness.
About 75 college administrators, including representatives from most of the state's 22 two-year colleges, attended the workshop, which was co-sponsored by the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges and the University of Arkansas System Criminal Justice Institute.
"The Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges recognizes the importance of crisis preparedness and being able to deal with crises of all types," said Dr. Ed Franklin, executive director of the AATYC. "We are fortunate in Arkansas to have the Criminal Justice Institute with expertise in dealing with all types of crisis management."
Sessions were conducted by officials from the School Violence Resource Center at the University of Arkansas System Criminal Justice Institute.
Presentations included "Designing a Campus Crisis Plan," by John Morgan, Law Enforcement Project Specialist from the Criminal Justice Institute; "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design," by Sgt. Richard Davies of the Pine Bluff Police Department; and "Mental Health Laws and Issues," by Dr. Jennifer Lang from United Methodist Behavioral Hospital.
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