International Expert on Campus Safety to Address School and Campus Safety Summit

S Daniel Carter President of Safety Advisors for Educational Campuses

Regarded as one of the leading authorities on Campus Safety in the United States of America and internationally, Daniel Carter has been confirmed at one of the speakers for the much-acclaimed School and Campus Safety Summit to be held on 10-14 July 2017 at the University of the Western Cape in Bellville.

“The Ministry for Police is glad to have Daniel Carter as one of the keynote speakers and panellists to contribute to us find innovative solutions to the scourge of campus crimes in South Africa”, said Bongani Mkongi, the Deputy Minister of Police.

During the Campus Safety Summit, Daniel Carter will conduct a Campus Safety Capacity Building Seminar for Campus Protection Officer on 10 July 2017 at the New Science Building, University of the Western Cape.

Carter is currently the President of Safety Advisors for Educational Campuses (SAFE), but is best known for the active role he played to lobby the USA Department of Education to introduce into law the Clery Act.

Through his work, Carter has helped to develop, draft, and secure passage of regulations (having served on three U.S. Department of Education “Negotiated Rulemaking” committees) for seven major pieces of federal legislation, including the Clery Act and the Campus SaVE Act (also known as the Violence Against Women Act amendments). Additionally, Carter has trained thousands of campus officials on the Clery Act training.

In 2008, Carter was recognized on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as “the

Deputy Minister for Police, Mr Bongani Mkonki

leading person in this Nation in advocating more action and tougher action against crimes that are committed on campus.” He also received the first Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award in 1994 for doing “extraordinary things to make college and university students safer.”

While at the Clery Center, Carter created the first national program focused exclusively on providing assistance to the victims of campus violence, with a primary focus on sexual violence. This program assisted victims in pursuing their rights on campus under the Clery Act and Title IX. From 2012 to 2015, Carter served as the Director of the VTV Family Outreach Foundation’s 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI).

  1. Daniel Carter has been at the forefront of advancing campus safety and victims’ rights for over 25 years. He began his career in campus safety at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville after an on-campus murder. Carter graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1994 and went on to work for Safe Campuses Now and then the Clery Center for Security on Campus.

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