CCSOC has made a dramatic and far reaching impact on college campus crime reporting, campus crime victim rights and prevention initiatives to reduce campus crime over the past twenty-one years. Today, it remains the first and only nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of criminal violence at colleges and universities nationwide through educational, awareness, and policy initiatives.
The StopHazing.org website grew out of a group of concerned students, educators and parents called the MJTF (multi-jurisdictional task force.) This organization first formed in 1993 at the University of New Hampshire in order to pass a state anti-hazing law. Since the successful passage of NH’s first anti-hazing law in 1993, the group has expanded to other states and hopes to support anti-hazing efforts across the nation.
Hank Nuwer, the “Hazing Watchdog”, is associate professor of Journalism at Franklin University. He is the author of multiple boks on hazing. His website tracks international incidents of hazing and hazing deaths.
Dedicated to the memory of Gordie Bailey, who was an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Colorado when he died of alcohol poisoning as a result of a Chi Psi hazing. Their mission is to provide today’s young people with the skills to navigate the dangers of alcohol, binge drinking, peer pressure and hazing.
On February 2, 2005, Matthew Carrington was left to die of water intoxication and hideous acts of hazing. Seven Chi Tau Fraternity Members were charged with hazing and four of those were also charged with felony manslaughter. Matt’s Law was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger on September 29, 2006 and went into effect on January 1, 2007.
Almost 26 million Americans are victimized by crime each year. Many victims suffer from more than the trauma of the original crime. All too often, they are also left with expenses for medical procedures, physical rehabilitation, counseling, lost wages, and lost earning capacities. The National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA), an affiliate of the National Center for Victim of Crime, helps victims find attorneys and allied professionals who can assist in obtaining the resources necessary for physical and emotional healing. In addition, the NCVBA provides technical assistance to attorneys representing crime victims in the civil justice process.
Our clients have traveled paths that may be similar to the one you are presently on. They have valuable insights they are willing to share (including, of course, regarding our work). Many clients have become strong advocates, as a matter of necessity. Please feel free to inquire about this, and, where appropriate, we will gladly connect you to them, as they too are committed to offering their help and unique insight.