Crime, Legal Related

Clery Center

at the heart of campus safety

Strafford, PA   |  http://www.clerycenter.org

Mission

Working together with college and university communities to create safer campuses.

Notes from the nonprofit

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Clery Center at 484-580-8754. Thank you!

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director

Ms. Jessica Mertz

Main address

85 Old Eagle School Road Suite 103

Strafford, PA 19087 USA

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Formerly known as

Security On Campus, Inc.

EIN

23-2485759

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Crime Prevention N.E.C. (I20)

Safety Education (M40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Clery Center empowers colleges and universities to create safer campuses. We connect campus safety professionals with 30 years of experience, unparalleled expertise, and in-depth training, resources, and strategies to understand and implement the Clery Act. We guide institutions to exemplify the spirit of the law with a proactive commitment to campus safety and educate campus communities to know how the law protects them.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars

The Clery Center’s Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars (CATS) curriculum was designed by a multidisciplinary team of experts and practitioners in the fields of campus law enforcement and student affairs. Developed through funding from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice, the Clery Center's training program was the first of its kind, empowering participants to understand the Clery Act and develop strategies for addressing common compliance challenges on their campuses. Each interactive session is taught by a practitioner in his or her field. In 2013, the Clery Center launched an online version of its in-person training curriculum.

Population(s) Served
Adults

National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) received the unanimous support of Congress in 2008. Each September, the Clery Center partners with colleges, universities, and other agencies to offer campus safety programming and resources. In 2018, the Clery Center reached over 400 institutions in 48 states through our NCSAM programming. More information about NCSAM is available online: http://clerycenter.org/national-campus-safety-awareness-month.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through presentations and workshops, educational videos, outreach campaigns, networking opportunities, and policy work, Clery Center works to expand awareness and understanding of campus safety issues and promising practices with key stakeholders. Projects and initiatives in this category include National Campus Safety Awareness Month, OVW Campus Grant Program, "We Don't Haze", Kristin's Krusade, Public Safety Roll Call video series, and campus fire safety awareness. More information about these projects can be found at the Clery Center's website: www.clerycenter.org.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Clery Center Membership connects campus safety professionals with ready-to-use materials, resources, and strategies to help guide them through understanding and implementing the provisions of the Clery Act. We not only guide institutions in implementation, but to exemplify the spirit of the law with a proactive commitment to campus safety. With Clery Center Membership colleges and universities receive unparalleled expertise in the form of annual security report reviews, unlimited technical assistance and support, free tools and resources, free and discounted trainings, workshops, and webinars, and access to the Clery Center Member directory and private discussion board. Piloted in 2013, the Membership program has over 160 members nationwide. More information about Clery Center Membership, including a full list of member institutions and a summary of the program's impact is available online: https://clerycenter.org/training-membership/

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Office on Violence Against Women 2010

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants in conferences

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of paid participants in conferences

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Attendees represent 251 colleges and universities in a Clery Act training focused on a collaborative approach.

Total number of conferences held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Seven comprehensive 3-day training seminars and two basic 1-day training seminars.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total participants in free, paid, online, and in-person trainings and webinars.

Number of students registered for online courses

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Participants in online training seminars, videos, and webinars.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

GOAL 1: Work with colleges and universities across the U.S. to create a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to campus safety. GOAL 2: Be recognized as the premiere source of information about campus safety for colleges and universities in the U.S. GOAL 3: Transform Clery Center's infrastructure by identifying, testing, and applying new technology and systems to better understand and meet our community's needs, and to support the organization's mission and goals through data-informed decision-making. GOAL 4: Strengthen the organization's financial and human resources to achieve Clery Center's mission and vision.

GOAL 1: Work with colleges and universities across the U.S. to create a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to campus safety. STRATEGIES: - Develop curriculum plan to address the training needs of campus communities. - Develop and implement a marketing plan to expand program reach and more effectively communicate value. - Pursue partnerships with national and regional entities to develop connections, multiply reach, and achieve scale. - Build networks at all levels of campus communities and create specific connections to leadership. GOAL 2: Be recognized as the premiere source of information about campus safety for colleges and universities in the U.S. STRATEGIES: - Maintain our established position as the champion of the Clery Act by conducting research and sharing information. - Advocate for any needed changes and maintain our established position as a respected voice in policy discussions. - Build market share of our programs by enhancing our reputation and visibility among key campus decision-makers. - Deliver quality information to campuses through the following programs: 1) Membership, 2) Clery Act Training, 3) National Campus Safety Awareness Month, & 4) other initiatives. GOAL 3: Transform Clery Center's infrastructure by identifying, testing, and applying new technology and systems to better understand and meet our community's needs, and to support the organization's mission and goals through data-informed decision-making. STRATEGIES: - Build our knowledge of and capacity to use technology to make smarter decisions about mission-related activities. - Strengthen IT infrastructure, including hardware, data management systems and other applications. - Enhance website to achieve a more dynamic and user-friendly experience. - Transform our programs through the use of new technologies that promote better participant experiences. GOAL 4: Strengthen the organization's financial and human resources to achieve Clery Center's mission and vision. STRATEGIES: - Enhance the capacity of the Board of Directors to ensure sustainability and growth. - Develop sustainable fundraising plan to support general operating and capacity building expenses. - Realign organizational structure to support our new strategic direction and goals.

Clery Center is currently updating our strategic plan to identify new goals, strategies, and indicators of success. The organization will use internal and external resources to make progress on these objectives, with a specific focus on capacity building through technology and additional staffing to ensure that Clery Center's critical programs can scale effectively. Internally, Clery Center has a dedicated staff and board who invest time and resources into implementing and evaluating programs and activities. Clery Center has invested in a dedicated staff role focused on technology initiatives within programs, helping the organization identify and implement a cloud-based CRM solution to better track program activities, constituent needs, and outcomes. Externally, Clery Center maintains partnerships with a number of key players in the fields of campus safety, victim advocacy, policy making, and higher education. The organization uses these partnerships to identify expertise and capacity to more effectively and efficiently deliver programs and services that help campus communities become safer through education and training, policy, and collaboration.

GOAL 1: Work with colleges and universities across the U.S. to create a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to campus safety. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: - Greater Satisfaction: At least 75% of program participants recommend programs to peers, report feeling more confident in their ability to do their job, and say the training met their expectations. - Improved Learning Outcomes: Achieve at least a 25% increase in post-training knowledge (as measured by pre- and post-tests). - Campus Impact: At least 75% report positive, long-term impact of Clery Center programming on campus in follow-up assessments with training participants and Collaborative members. GOAL 2: Be recognized as the premiere source of information about campus safety for colleges and universities in the U.S. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: - Involvement & Influence in Policy: Increase in overall policy activities (as measured by timesheets), and quarterly policy updates from Executive Director to staff and board. - Reputation & Value: Assessments of key stakeholders indicate positive perceptions of Clery Center and its programs, as well as indicate perceived relevance in the field of campus safety, victim advocacy, policy, and higher education. GOAL 3: Transform Clery Center's infrastructure by identifying, testing, and applying new technology and systems to better understand and meet our community's needs, and to support the organization's mission and goals through data-informed decision-making. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: - Website Engagement: Improve engagement metrics, including bounce rates, referral rates, and average time spent on website. - Data-Informed Organization: Evaluate program metrics on at least a quarterly basis and develop dashboards that reflect real-time data. GOAL 4: Strengthen the organization's financial and human resources to achieve Clery Center's mission and vision. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: - Sustainable Funding Plan: Annual revenue goals consistently met, and cost of program service delivery more accurately estimated. - Team Structure & Engagement: Team feedback and individual evaluations show positive levels of engagement.

Clery Center is currently updating its strategic plan for FY2019, and will assign staff responsibilities for monitoring progress on the plan's implementation. Real-time dashboards and improved engagement analysis will help Clery Center determine the scope, impact, and ongoing needs of its programs. More information about Clery Center's operations, strategic plan, and programs is available on the organization's website: www.clerycenter.org.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Clery Center

Board of directors
as of 12/20/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Roger Carolin

SCP Partners

Term: 2014 -

Benjamin Clery

Constance Clery

Mary Swanson

Andrew Cagnetta

Transworld Business Brokers

George Dowdall

Saint Joseph's University

Gail Minger

Michael H. Minger Foundation

Anne Seymour

National Center for Victims of Crime

Gary DeVercelly

Julie DeVercelly

Roger Carolin

SCP Partners

Joseph McGettingan

McAndrews Law Offices

Bill Mitchell

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

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