In this clinic, Ms. Boyer gave an overview of how the Clery Center was founded to create standardized reporting requirements across all campuses. The goal of the Clery Center is to encourage campuses, as an institution, to report accurately in order to best provide support for survivors. Abigail walked Administrators through the regulations as stated in the Clery Act as well as the rights and options that survivors have on campus. Lastly, questions from Administrators were addressed.
Abigail Boyer has been with Clery Center since 2012, becoming Associate Executive Director in 2015. She leads the Clery Center team in providing educational resources, training curriculum, and technical assistance tools to help improve campus safety nationwide and manages the organization’s Office on Violence Against Women technical assistance grants designed to support institutions in enhancing their dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking prevention and response efforts. She also presents nationally on topics related to the Clery Act and campus safety. Prior to joining Clery Center, Abigail served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. where she was instrumental in the development and implementation of programs targeted towards law enforcement, colleges and universities, and other students, parents, and community members. Abigail earned a B.A. in Political Science at West Chester University and an M.S. in Organization Development and Leadership with a concentration in Adult Learning and Training at Saint Joseph’s University. She has been a contributor to Campus Safety Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, LA Times, and Huffington Post.
Prevention, Policy, Strategic Planning, TA