ACI Medical & Dental School
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act
Policies and Procedures
The Jeanne Clery Act Overview
The Jeanne Clery Act, a consumer protection law passed in 1990, requires all post-secondary institutions who receive federal funding to share information about crime on campus and their efforts to improve campus safety as well as inform the public of crime in or around campus.
Under the Act, institutions must provide survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking with options such as changes to academic, transportation, or living, or working situations, and assistance in notifying local law enforcement, if the student or employee chooses to do so. It also provides both parties in a campus disciplinary process certain rights.
Postsecondary institutions must outline specific policies and procedures within their annual security reports, including those related to disseminating timely warnings and emergency notifications, options for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and campus crime reporting processes.
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Our Mission Statement
To prepare our students for professional and personal success in their chosen career through comprehensive instruction by industry professionals, hands-on clinical experience, and career readiness training. We are committed to providing students with the ethical and professional standards for the workplace, as well as the tools and confidence to pursue their goals.
ACI Medical and Dental School promises to offer a unique academic experience based on selective admissions practices, high quality and challenging educational programs and comprehensive career development strategies, all delivered in a nurturing and supportive environment.
To our students that successfully complete our program, we guarantee continuing career assistance for as long as it is needed. This guarantee reinforces our commitment of providing you with the best training and career development experience available.
1. Policies for students and others to report Criminal actions or other emergencies
Emergency Reporting Procedures and Communications Policy
If the campus community must be alerted when time is of the essence, information will appear in various methods, including the:
- Group text to staff
- PA system
- Email messages sent to students and staff
- Posted to Facebook Page
- Web site
- Safety advisories may also be distributed through electronic mail and paper leaflets
suitable for posting (Community Bulletin Boards)
- Call in number 732-440-4100 option 3
- Radio and TV options
ACI Medical & Dental School encourages the campus community to report all crimes and suspicious activities and, when needed, to request police services. The Eatontown Police Department can be reached by dialing 9-1-1 for emergencies and for Non-Emergency (732)
All reports of crime will be recorded, investigated and reported in accordance with the laws and regulations of the State of New Jersey and in accordance with the definitions used in the Uniform Crime Report system of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation. Other incidents are recorded in accordance with state and campus protocols.
Reporting Emergency Situations
Please follow the following guideline when reporting any crime, suspicious person or emergency situation:
- Provide the officer answering the emergency phone with your exact location, callback number, name and home address.
- Report the nature of your call (car accident, theft, etc…)
- If medical assistance is needed, request it immediately after providing your exact location and state the nature of the medical emergency.
- Provide the officer on the phone with as many details as possible – Description of activity being observed.
- Description of persons involved.
- Location the person(s) was last seen or their direction of flight.
- Description of any motor vehicle involved.
- Presence of any weapons.
- Stay on the phone until the officer receiving the call hangs up. Be calm, speak slowly and obtain the names and addresses of any witnesses.
2. Policies for making timely warning reports regarding the occurrence of crimes.
Emergency Response and Immediate Warning
ACI Medical & Dental School firmly believes that community members are entitled to the most current and informative warnings when serious campus emergencies occur. Through a variety of methods such, email, signage, postings and verbal announcements, ACI Medical & Dental School will immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or staff on campus.
Timely Warning Report Policy
While maintaining the confidentiality of victims, ACI Medical & Dental School issues timely warning reports to notify the campus community of crimes that involve homicide, murder, manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and other serious incidents that ACI Medical & Dental School determines to represent a serious and ongoing threat to the campus.
The ACI Medical and Dental School may distribute timely warning reports using a variety of means, including emails, text messages(staff), Facebook, flyers and website announcements and in person announcements.
To report an incident that may warrant the issuing of a timely warning, immediately contact ACI Medical & Dental School Administration at 732-440-4110 ext. 0.
Circumstances necessitating a timely warning
Timely warnings are issued on a case-by-case basis for certain crimes or other serious incidents reported to ACI Medical & Dental School Administration and that pose “serious and ongoing threats” to students and employees on campus or in the immediate campus community. In deciding whether to issue a timely warning, ACI Medical & Dental School considers all of the facts surrounding the incident such as the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. Incidents that may result in issuing a timely warning include the following crimes:
- Criminal Homicide
- Sexual Offenses
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
Circumstances for a timely warning
ACI Medical & Dental School will issue a timely warning as soon as it determines there is a serious and ongoing threat to students or employees on campus and/or in the immediate campus community. Considerations taken into account for the determination of a timely warning include the nature of the crime (severity), the continuing danger to the ACI Medical & Dental School community, and the risk of compromising law enforcement activity. The determination will be made based on the information that ACI Medical & Dental School Administration has available to it at the time and may be updated for more pertinent information.
Responsibility for issuance of timely warnings
The ACI Medical & Dental School President, VP, Office Manager or their designee is responsible for preparing and distributing timely warning reports. ACI Medical & Dental School Admin may be reached at 732-440-4110 ext. 0.
Distribution of timely warnings
In most instances, the timely warning will be issued through the ACI Medical & Dental School email system to students, faculty and staff. Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime or threat. ACI Medical & Dental School may also post a notice through text messages, posted flyers, social media outlets, and announcements posted on the ACI Medical & Dental School Website.
Elements of the timely warning
The intent of a timely warning is to enable members of the campus community to protect themselves. A timely warning will include information that promotes safety and aids in the prevention of similar crimes, such as the following information:
- A brief statement of the incident, general locations given
- Possible connection to other incidents, if applicable
- Physical description of the suspect, if available
- Date and time of the incident
- Other relevant information (Who, What, When and Where)
3. A list of persons and titles to whom students and employees should report a crime.
- Frank A. Preston, President
- Karen Brey, Vice President
- Christine Zicchinolfi, Office Manager
Anyone with information about a crime or other serious incident should report the circumstances to the Eatontown Police Department by dialing 9-1-1 for emergencies and for Non-Emergency (732) 542-0100.
To report a crime or an emergency off campus, dial 911.
Once the police department has been notified, please notify ACI Administration as soon as possible.
4. Policies or procedures for victims/ witnesses to report crimes on a confidential basis.
Confidential reporting procedures
If you are a victim of or witness to a crime and do not want to pursue action within ACI Medical & Dental School or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, ACI Medical & Dental School can keep accurate records of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution and may result in a timely warning report.
Community members may call the ext. 104 and leave as descriptive information as is possible for investigation or response.
ACI Medical & Dental School will investigate your anonymous report within its capabilities.
5. Policies concerning security of and access to our building.
Access to Facilities
Access to facilities is generally restricted to students and employees via front door.
Keyless entry for staff (code).
After 7 pm students use buzzer.
6. ACI Medical & Dental School does not employ Campus Law Enforcement.
The Eatontown Police Department should be contacted by dialing 9-1-1 for emergencies and for Non-Emergency (732) 542-0100. 9-1-1 should be called for all incidents off campus.
7. A description of type and frequency of programs designed to inform students and employees about security procedures.
Emergency Response Education:
Information about emergency response procedures is provided at the beginning of each semester at student orientation, and it is re-emphasized throughout the year on a campus-wide basis as other relevant advisories are issued, such as those posted at the start of winter. Information on how to receive emergency notifications is also located in the campus disclosure policy, which is provided electronically to the entire campus community on an annual basis.
Active Shooter Video (Run, Hide, Fight)
The ACI Medical & Dental School campus building is equipped with emergency evacuation signs which illustrate the emergency evacuation route.
Furthermore, the campus emergency website provides information and instructions about hazards that are likely to affect campus.
Emergency Response Test Procedures:
ACI Medical & Dental School conducts emergency drills.
ACI Medical & Dental School may at any time issue informational warnings in a timely matter on unconfirmed threats to the community. Certain information may be withheld if it were to compromise efforts to contain the emergency. On an annual basis, the emergency warning shall be tested if no actual emergency should have occurred or if activated for a real emergency will be evaluated for proficiency. ACI Medical & Dental School students and staff should visit the ACI Medical & Dental School website for the most up-to-date information.
8. A statement of crime prevention.
ACI Medical & Dental School is an open campus. There are no protective boundaries that separate it from surrounding communities and highways. In addition, ACI Medical & Dental School does not have a dedicated security force.
There are precautions that everyone should take to avoid becoming a potential target of crime. For example, traveling alone after peak class hours to perimeter areas of the campus is not a safe practice. For this reason, we encourage students and employees to walk with a friend or in a group.
ACI Medical & Dental School provides a number of services to help prevent crime that include the following:
- New Employee and New Student Orientation – Through orientation, new employees and students are made aware of crime prevention methods and strategies that will be helpful in reducing the chances of becoming a victim of crime on and off campus.
- Security Risk Assessment– Periodically ACI Medical & Dental School retains a security expert and has had the local police assess ACI Medical & Dental School and provide safety, security and emergency preparedness recommendations.
- Crime Updates –Crime bulletins are disseminated as necessary via fliers, newsletters, face to face meetings, electronic mail as well as other media sources.
- Emergency Notifications from Eatontown – ACI Medical & Dental School Administration monitors Swift911. “The Borough of Eatontown has launched a new Emergency Notification platform. Swift911™ has replaced Code Red and is ready for immediate use.”
- Quick Reference Guide – ACI Medical & Dental School has developed an All Hazards Quick Reference Guide
- Escort Service – ACI Medical & Dental School will assist students and staff to leave in pairs or groups. Please contact ACI Medical & Dental School Administration for further information.
- Active Shooter Exercise with Local Police
Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Tips
- Report all suspicious activity to local law enforcement and ACI Medical & Dental School Administration immediately.
- Never take personal safety for granted. Anyone is a potential victim of crime.
- Try to avoid walking alone at night. Always be aware of your surroundings employing situational awareness.
- Avoid using headphones so you can hear sounds of danger or someone approaching.
- Keep your cellphone with you, on and charged.
- Keep valuables secured in the trunk, not lying on the seat next to you. Put your purse on the floor of your car.
- Keep your car well maintained and the gas tank at least half full to avoid getting stranded.
- Drive carefully – Help us achieve our Vision Zero goal of no vehicle related deaths
- Should you suspect that you are being followed, make several turns down active streets. If the vehicle continues to follow, head for the nearest police station, fire house, or open store
- Look / scan the area before exiting your vehicle.
- Close all windows and lock the doors.
- Take any valuables with you.
- Park in a well-lit area to discourage a personal attack and reduce the risk of your car being stolen.
- Read and adhere to information that is contained in any Timely Warning or Emergency
Notifications. The directions and suggestions can help keep you safe.
To learn more about community safety or to arrange for a security survey or education program, please contact the, Monmouth County Crime Prevention/Community Policing Association 732-617-0186.
9. Statement of policy of students reporting criminal activity to police at non-campus locations
ACI Medical & Dental School strongly encourages all students and staff to call 9-1-1 for all incidents off campus.
10. Statement of policy on illegal drugs
Drug and alcohol abuse prevention policy and guidelines
ACI Medical & Dental School is an institution that promotes excellence in education, as well as students’ and employees’ overall well-being. To ensure the health, safety and optimal performance of every individual in the workplace, ACI Medical & Dental School enforces a strict policy on alcohol abuse and drug use as it relates to student or employee performance and individual safety.
ACI Medical & Dental School prohibits the use, possession, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol, controlled substances or other illegal drugs on campus and in functions, excursions and events sponsored by the institution. Students or employees in violation of this policy will be subject to any of the following disciplinary actions depending on the severity of the infraction, as determined by the President: verbal warning, written warning or immediate dismissal/termination of contract. Readmission will be on a probationary basis only.
Students who receive a criminal drug violation must notify ACI Medical & Dental School within five (5) calendar days and will be subject to the disciplinary measures as noted above. Students who willingly seek help for a drug and alcohol abuse problem will be directed to the appropriate resources necessary for rehabilitation and healing. These issues must be communicated directly to the President/Administration who will then work with the student to determine appropriate time off to allow for treatment and rehabilitation. All information will be kept confidential, and will be limited to personnel essential to handling the student case.
11. Statement of policy to prevent dating violence, domestic violence.
Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking Policies and Procedures
ACI Medical & Dental School’s Stand on Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence
ACI Medical & Dental School prohibits sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. ACI Medical & Dental School has adopted measures to educate the campus community on these crimes and instituted protocols to assist victims. Special emphasis is
placed on the needs, rights and privacy of the victim and the rights of the perpetrator. ACI Medical & Dental School adheres to Federal, State and local requirements for intervention, crime reporting and privacy provisions related to these crimes.
Definition of Consent – Consent must be informed, voluntary and mutual, and can be withdrawn at any time. There is no consent when there is force, expressed or implied, or when coercion, intimidation, threats or duress is used. Consent to a sexual act is based upon active, informed, freely decided choice to participate in sexual contact or intercourse, and consent cannot be assumed or implied by silence or the absence of physical or verbal resistance. It is an affirmative, unambiguous and conscious decision. Consent for one type of sexual act does not imply consent to other form and must be ongoing throughout a sexual encounter. Past consent to sexual activity does not imply ongoing future consent with that person or consent to that same activity with another person. If a person is mentally or physically incapacitated or impaired so that such person cannot understand the fact, nature or extent of the sexual situation, there is no
consent; this includes, incapacitation or impairment by use of alcohol and/or drug consumption that meets this standard, or being asleep or unconscious.
Definition of Sexual Assault – any actual or attempted sexual contact with another person without that person’s consent. Sexual assault, includes but is not limited to, intentional touching of another person’s intimate parts without that person’s consent; intentional sexual contact without that person’s consent; coercing, forcing or attempting to coerce or force a person to touch another person’s intimate parts without that person’s consent; penetration, no matter how slight, without consent of the vagina or anus of a person by any body part of another person or by an object; penetration, of the mouth of a person by a sex organ of another person without that person’s consent.
Definition of Dating Violence – Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim is dating violence. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following three factors: (1) the length of the relationship; (2) the type of relationship; and (3) the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
Definition of Domestic Violence — a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This may include but is not limited to, any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, harass, assault, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure or wound another. Domestic violence also includes violent misdemeanor and felony offenses committed by the victim’s current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law (current or former spouse or intimate partner, or a person with whom someone shares a child or another person who is a present or
former household member).
Definition of Stalking – repeatedly maintaining a visual or physical proximity to a person; directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means, following, monitoring, observing, surveilling, threatening, or communicating to or about, a person, or interfering with a person’s property; repeatedly committing harassment against a person; or repeatedly conveying, or causing to be conveyed, verbal or written threats or threats conveyed by any other means of communication or threats implied by conduct or a combination thereof directed at or toward a person; or such other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her/his or other’s safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.
Procedures for Reporting Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, Stalking
It is our hope that no one within our campus community will become a victim of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, or stalking. However, if it occurs, ACI Medical & Dental School Administration can be contacted to assist in contacting law enforcement and seeking sexual assault services off campus.
Students who have been the victim of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence and stalking may initiate disciplinary proceedings against the alleged perpetrator by contacting the President or Vice President at 732-440-4110 ext. 0 or call the Sexual Violence Hotline – (888) 264-7273 – which is available 24 hours a day to provide you with information and assistance.
ACI Medical & Dental School discipline proceedings include the right to a fair hearing. The hearing shall be conducted in a reasonably prompt time frame and in accordance with the hearing procedures identified in the Student Code of Conduct. The finding must be based upon a preponderance of evidence. The complainant and accused are both provided the right to attend the hearing, testify, provide documents and questions to be read by the Conduct Officer, present witnesses, and to be advised by either an advocate or attorney. ACI Medical & Dental School will issue a written outcome simultaneously to both parties that may include sanctions and permanent protective measures from ACI Medical & Dental School, and shall provide each party the right to appeal the decision. The minimum sanction for sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking is probation, and the maximum is expulsion. Information regarding the Code of Conduct and the student disciplinary process is included in the Student Handbook.
Employees who are alleged to have engaged in sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, or stalking must be reported to the ACI Medical & Dental School Administration 732-440-4110.
The individual filing the complaint against the employee may elect an informal resolution process or formal resolution process. The informal resolution process permits the complaint to be resolved by agreement of the parties. The formal resolution process permits the complainant and perpetrator to request interim protective measures, and present evidence to the ACI Medical & Dental School Administrator who is required to complete an investigation within 45 days based upon the preponderance of the evidence, and submit his/her report to the President who shall make a final determination. The final decision of the President will be issued simultaneously to the complainant and alleged perpetrator and will include a right to appeal. Sanctions that may be imposed against employees may include permanent protective measures, oral reprimand, referral to the appropriate administrative office for removal, reassignment, or dismissal, and referral to local law enforcement or the County Prosecutor for criminal prosecution. All disciplinary action will be in compliance with ACI Medical & Dental School policies, applicable collective bargaining agreements, and New Jersey law and regulations.
ACI Medical & Dental School may not retaliate, intimidate, threaten, coerce or otherwise discriminate against any individual for exercising their rights or responsibilities under this section.
In 1996, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office instituted the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Project, in cooperation with 180 – Turning Lives Around and the Division of Criminal Justice in the Office of the Attorney General. It was the first program of it’s kind in New
Jersey. The goals of this project were to:
- Educate experienced registered nurses in providing state of the art physical and psychological support to adolescent and adult survivors of sexual assault
- Develop a coordinated, multidisciplinary victim-centered approach to responding to individuals seeking assistance
- Improve the quality of specimens and information collected for potential use in prosecuting those charged with sexual assault
The model project was deemed highly successful and was made a permanent program by then Governor Christine Todd Whitman in 1998. It was renamed the SANE/SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) program.
Today, all five hospitals located in Monmouth County are active partners in the SANE/SART program and offer access to SART services at their facilities. They are: Bayshore Community Hospital, CentraState Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Monmouth
Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center.
The program expanded in 2008 to include the evaluation of children age 12 and younger who had experienced a recent episode of sexual abuse. These children were initially provided forensic medical services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center located in Neptune, but
may currently be seen at any of the participating hospital.
SANE/SART RESPONSE TO INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
As soon as an incident of sexual assault or abuse is disclosed by a victim in Monmouth County, a team of highly trained individuals is made available to evaluate the situation and to respond to the needs of that victim and their family.
Call the Sexual Assault Hotline at (888) 264-Rape (7273) to reach a Sexual Violence Advocate.
THE SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM CONSISTS OF:
- A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – a Registered Nurse certified by the New Jersey Board of Nursing to provide comprehensive and compassionate health care to victims of sexual assault or abuse while ensuring that all potential evidence is collected in a timely and appropriate manner.
- A Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate – a community volunteer who has received extensive training in order to provide support throughout the interview, medical and forensic exam and beyond. These advocates are familiar with the entire reporting and treatment process, as well as the full range of resources and support services available throughout Monmouth County.
- A Law Enforcement Officer who has specialized training and experience in the area of sexual assault investigations.
The adolescent or adult victim has the choice to request services from any or all of the
team members at the time of the incident or in the days and weeks following. Some people choose to talk with an advocate first and discuss options before deciding about a medical exam or making a police report. Others may go directly to a hospital or to a police station. There is no one correct way to deal with sexual violence and each member of the team is able to provide basic information about choices and options.
The care and evaluation of child victims is carefully coordinated to limit the number of persons discussing the details of the abuse with the child, and to ensure that all appropriate services for children and their families are provided in a timely manner.
SEXUAL ASSAULT STATISTICS
- According to the “Violence Against Women” study, 82% of all reported sexual assaults were committed by a non-stranger, defined as an acquaintance, intimate partner or family member. (Violence Against Women, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1995)
- A 1998 study by the Department of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control involving interviews of 8,000 adult women and 8,000 adult men found that:
- 1 in 6 women reported having experienced an attempted or completed rape.
- 83% of the women reported they were under 25 years old when the assault occurred; 54% said they were under 18.
- 1 in 23 men also reported experiencing a sexual assault victimization. (Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, 1998)
- Youths age 12-17 are two to three times more likely to be sexually assaulted than adults. (National Crime Victimization Survey, 2000)
- During 2004 and 2005, an average of 200,000 individuals in the United States were victims of sexual assault. (National Crime Victims Survey, 2004, 2005)
- Only 16% of all rapes are reported to police, according to a National Victims Center report. (Rape in America: A Report to the Nation, National Victims Center, 1992)
- Over the past 3 years, the Monmouth County SANE/SART Program has been activated more than 140 times each year to provided services to adolescent and adult men and women reporting recent sexual assault victimization. (SANE/SART Annual Report, Monmouth County SANE/SART Program, 2004-2006)
IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS BEEN RAPED OR SEXUALLY ABUSED:
Get them to a SAFE place, then:
- call 911, or
- go to your local police department, or
- call the Sexual Violence Hotline, or
- go to a local Emergency Department.
It is important to both mental and physical well being of the victim to get help quickly. Ask the victim NOT TO eat, drink, shower or change clothing until they have been examined.
The Sexual Violence Hotline- (888) 264-7273 – is available 24 hours a day to provide you with information and assistance.
Anyone can notify SART about a sexual assault. ACI Medical & Dental School staff and students are strongly encouraged to advise the local police of any crime for statistical purposes as well as ACI Medical & Dental School Administration.
If you or someone you know is the victim of a sexual assault your first priority should be your personal safety and to seek medical attention. To assist law enforcement and forensic examination, do not douche, bathe, shower or change clothes prior to a medical examination and do not wash sheets or bed clothing. It is essential to preserve DNA evidence to the maximum extent for prosecution and/or judicial proceedings. Anyone needing assistance should contact the local police immediately. It is important to recognize that all ACI Medical & Dental School personnel will assist a victim in reporting to law enforcement or receiving sexual assault services.
In the State of New Jersey, crime victims are entitled to certain basic rights under the law including the right to make a victim impact statement at court, transportation to legal proceedings, and the right to be informed as to the progress and disposition of a criminal case. The Crime Victims Bill of Rights (NJS 52:4B-36) may be viewed online at the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy site. A copy of these rights will be given to all victims of crime but is available in paper format at ACI Medical & Dental School Administration.
In addition, survivors of sexual assault are afforded services and rights under the State of New Jersey Attorney General’s directive on Providing Services to Victims of Sexual Assault. A copy of the standards is located on the NJ Division of Criminal Justice website. Paper copies of these standards are available at ACI Medical & Dental School Administration.
If you are uncertain that an assault occurred, contact a member of SART. Let someone with expert knowledge assist you in making this determination.
12. Statement of Adam Walsh Protection and Safety Act.
Sex Offender Registry
The “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act” (section 1601 of Public Law 106-386 ) is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders enrolled as students at institutions of higher education, or working or volunteering on campus. The Act requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice, as required under state law, to each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. The law further requires that state procedures ensure that this registration information is promptly made available to law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction where the institutions of higher education are located and that it is entered into appropriate state records or data systems.
For information regarding Megan’s Law in the State of New Jersey and to search the New Jersey Sex Offender Internet Registry, maintained by the New Jersey State Police, visit their site. For information on how to register if you are a convicted sex offender, contact the local police for instructions.
Additional Off-Campus Help Resources:
- Mental Health & Addiction: 732-431-6451
- Narcotics Anonymous: 800-992-0401
- Substance Abuse: 844-276-2777
- Suicide Prevention/Jersey Shore Medical Center: 732-776-2325
- Substance Abuse Services Long Branch: 732-571-6511