Husch Blackwell, an industry-focused litigation and business law firm, today announced the release of the Clery Compliance Toolset (CCT), a new online tool that helps colleges and universities fully comply with federal crime and safety standards set by the Clery Act.
The CCT was created by Husch Blackwell’s experienced education attorneys, in collaboration with technology provider Neota Logic, to provide a convenient and reliable platform that helps higher education institutions of all sizes satisfy the Clery Act’s requirements without dedicating substantial resources.
The CCT’s intuitive online interface walks college executives and administrators step-by-step through the process of developing Clery-compliant policies, accurately categorizing and recording crime statistics, and creating the annual campus crime and safety reporting process. The tool follows the precise requirements set forth by the Clery Act.
“The Clery Compliance Toolset not only helps colleges and universities avoid the fines associated with noncompliance, but also simplifies the process of developing compliant policies and recording crime statistics,” said Michael E. Norton, Director of Clery Compliance and partner in Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education group. “Additionally, it automatically pulls this information into the required annual report. The end result is significant savings in time and resources.”
“The Clery Compliance Toolset is a groundbreaking information tool in the world of higher education, which will provide college and university executives with a cost-efficient application to help them meet their compliance obligations,” said Matt Gillis, president of Neota Logic. “We were pleased to partner with the attorneys at Husch Blackwell to leverage their legal expertise into the development of this innovative reporting tool for educational institutions.”
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, known as the Clery Act, requires colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to develop specific policies on campus safety, to accurately track campus crime statistics and to publicly disclose required information in an annual security report.
The CCT offers clients a robust, intuitive reporting tool at a competitive price, which includes review of the client’s annual security report by a Husch Blackwell attorney. More information about the CCT is available at huschblackwell.com/cct.
More than 100 clients turn to Husch Blackwell’s Higher Education attorneys for legal guidance. The education team represents major research institutions, regional universities, private colleges, nursing and allied health schools, community colleges, proprietary schools, publicly traded school groups, public school districts and for-profit and nonprofit entities operating in the education sector.