Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security & Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
POLICY AND CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS REPORT
September 1, 2023
Grabber School of Hair Design (Grabber School) is providing the following information to all of its employees and students as part of the Grabber’s commitment to safety and security pursuant to the requirements of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Violence Against Women’s Act.
Also, see Crime Report Definitions to follow that will assist with the understanding of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics. If you should have questions about any of the information provided in this report, please contact the School Director (Morgan Casey), or Title IX Coordinator (Holly Tovo), by phone/mail:
Grabber School of Hair Design
9833 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63126
CAMPUS SECURITY AND CRIME PREVENTION & VAWA POLICY
Grabber School of Hair Design’s Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security & VAWA Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report is distributed to every student and employee on an annual basis and is available to prospective employees and students at their request. A copy of the Campus Security and Crime Prevention & VAWA Policy is available on the school website, with a paper copy available upon request. The report is distributed to all students through the Campus Security and Crime Prevention & VAWA Policy Handout, which is made available on the school website, with paper copies available upon request. This report is also given to new enrollees at the time of enrollment.
REPORTING CRIMES AND EMERGENCIES
A safe environment is everyone’s responsibility. Students and employees are encouraged to report all criminal acts, suspicious activities, or emergencies promptly and have the right to report these matters confidentially. Victims or witnesses to a crime are encouraged to file a report of the incident. Reports can be filed on a voluntary and confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics by contacting the Director of Education, LaTosha Thomas. Reports are kept in a secure location in the Administrative offices. Names of victims or witnesses are not disclosed in the crime report. It is the policy of Grabber School of Hair Design that all criminal acts or other emergencies be properly documented and reported to local authorities as required by law.
Students and employees should promptly report all criminal actions and emergencies occurring on or around Grabber School of Hair Design facilities to the Director of Education, LaTosha Thomas, either in person or by calling (314) 966-8888. If the Director of Education is not available, you may contact the Police in Crestwood, MO, by dialing 911.
All criminal activity is documented by the completion of an Incident Report and is reported to local police agencies and the Director of Education, LaTosha Thomas. Criminal activity might include, but is not limited to, murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, forcible sex offenses, non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and hate crimes, including crimes perpetrated based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability. In addition, crimes relating to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking are also included in this report, in compliance with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.
In the event of fire or medical emergencies, staff and employees should dial 911 and then notify the Director of Education, LaTosha Thomas.
POLICIES FOR PREPARING THE ANNUAL DISCLOSURE OF CRIMINAL STATISTICS
All incidents are reported and documented on the Incident Report, which is sent to the Director of Education, LaTosha Thomas. Reports are kept in a secure location in the administration’s office. The annual crime report is prepared by gathering campus crime statistics and data from the local police department and other relevant information by the institution.
SECURITY AND ACCESS TO THE INSTITUTION
It is the policy of Grabber School of Hair Design that access to Institution's facilities be limited to authorized personnel, students and invited visitors. Visitors are at all times subject to Grabber School of Hair Design’s policies and conduct codes. Students and employees are responsible for the conduct of their guests at all times.
In pursuit of this policy, all employees shall be required to:
- Occasionally patrol all unsupervised and unoccupied areas.
- Ensure that the security contacts are on-site during all hours that the building is open to the students and to the public. The campus hours are:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
- Report immediately to the Director of Education any suspicious activities that relate to the Institution or of its properties, regardless of how minor these may seem. If the Director of Education is not available, you may contact the Crestwood Police, by dialing 911.
- Be familiar with all the Institution’s procedures regarding the handling of any accidents or criminal activities. The procedures are highlighted below:
- Immediately determine the condition of any injured employees, students, or other parties
- Notify the appropriate authorities by calling 911
- Complete an Incident Report
- Obtain a copy of the police report
- Obtain information from witnesses
- Investigate property damage or theft, following steps 3, 4, and 5 above
- Should an alleged sex offense on campus be reported, the parties involved are permitted, if applicable, to change their academic schedule, depending on the availability of classes.
- Ensure that entrance to the building in the evening is restricted to the front doors, or to doors where entry is continuously monitored. All other doors are locked to prevent entry, but they may be used to exit.
Grabber School of Hair Design does not have off-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by the Institution, including student organizations with off-campus housing facilities. Grabber School of Hair Design does not have any on- or off-campus housing facilities.
All students are required to:
- Notify the Director of Education, LaTosha Thomas, if a student becomes ill or is injured while at the campus.
- During the orientation process, notate on the Student Information Sheet any physical condition or regular medications you take that emergency medical personnel would need to know if you require immediate medical attention. A copy of this notification is maintained in the student’s permanent confidential file.
- Gain knowledge of any announcements, newsletter, etc., missed because of absence. These communications contain information important to students. This may also contain information regarding the change of criminal/emergency contact information.
CAMPUS SECURITY ENFORCEMENTS
Grabber School of Hair Design does not have security employees.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL AND STATE POLICE
Grabber School of Hair Design is located in Crestwood, MO. Grabber School of Hair Design maintains a close working relationship with the Crestwood Police Department, with periodic contact initiated by Grabber School of Hair Design’s personnel to ensure that Grabber School of Hair Design is aware of criminal offenses and arrests occurring on or near the campus so that they can be properly reported, and if necessary, provide for timely warning reports on crimes that represent a continuing threat. Timely warning reports will be sent via the emergency text/email system.
PROGRAMS TO INFORM STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES ABOUT CAMPUS SECURITY
All new Grabber School of Hair Design employees are instructed on crime awareness, prevention, and campus security during the hiring process. Employees are instructed on crime awareness, prevention and campus security during staff/faculty meetings, and are also encouraged to take responsibility for their own security, as well as their fellow co-workers and students.
All new Grabber School of Hair Design students are instructed on crime awareness, prevention and campus security during orientation, and are encouraged to take responsibility for their own security, as well as their fellow classmates and the Grabber School of Hair Design’s employees. The orientation includes a description of campus security policies and procedures, suggestions on how to avoid becoming a crime victim, evacuation plans at the institution, and procedures for reporting any criminal activity or emergency.
PROGRAMS TO INFORM STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES ABOUT THE PREVENTION OF CRIMES
In the event the Institution, with the assistance of the local police, determines that a particular criminal offense continues to be a threat to the campus community, it will notify the Institution’s community by bulletin board notices, notices read by instructors in classrooms, and notices in student handouts. In addition, the Grabber School of Hair Design has an emergency text/email system. The emergency text/email system is an electronic method to notify students and employees of threats to the campus community, as well as other types of emergencies affecting the campus and surrounding area. Grabber School notifies employees and students through text message or email of threats or emergencies relevant to the campus.
Students are requested to review the Institution's School Catalog and/or Handbook where sections discussing student conduct can be found. Also, students are requested to read this Campus Security and Crime Prevention Policy handout that discusses procedures for reporting Crimes and Emergencies, Crime Awareness, and Campus Security. Employees are requested to review the Institution's Employee Handbook where information regarding Employee Conduct and the Safety policy can be found. Furthermore, employees are requested to read this Campus Security and Crime Prevention Policy handout that discusses procedures for reporting Crimes and Emergencies, Crime Awareness, and Campus Security.
OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Should a student or employee be a victim of injury or crime during a School-sponsored activity, the student or employee should notify the appropriate agencies, (i.e., police, ambulance, or fire department). The student or employee should notify the appropriate person at the Institution as soon as possible.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICIES
In keeping with section 120(a) through (d) of The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, including the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), a “Drug Free Schools and Campuses” publication, the Drug Prevention Policy, is provided by the Institution annually.
Pursuant to federal and state drug laws, students are prohibited from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, sale or use of illicit/illegal drugs. Grabber School of Hair Design also enforces state laws regarding underage drinking. This prohibition applies while on the property of the school or when participating in any institutional activity. Students or employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion from school or termination of employment.
PROGRAMS AND PROCEDURES REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND STALKING
Domestic Violence - a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by:
- A current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim
- A person with whom the victim shares a child in common
- A person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner
- A person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies (under VAWA)
- Any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.
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, and,
- Where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
- The length of the relationship
- The type of relationship
- The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship
Stalking - engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to:
- Fear for his or her safety or the safety of others, or
- Suffer substantial emotional distress
Should a student or employee be a victim of any of the above offenses, it is the student(s)/employee(s) option to notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities, including on-campus authorities and local police. At the student’s/employee’s request, the Director of Eduction or other Grabber School of Hair Design officials will assist in notifying the proper authorities. Victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault or rape should follow these recommended steps:
- Go to a safe place following the attack.
- Do not shower, bathe, douche, or destroy any of the clothing you were wearing at the time of the attack.
- Go to a hospital emergency room for medical care.
- Make sure you are evaluated for the risk of pregnancy and venereal disease.
- A medical examination is the only way to ensure you are not injured and it could provide valuable evidence should you decide to prosecute.
- Call someone to be with you as you should not be alone.
It is also recommended that victims call the National Domestic Violence Hotline; 1-800-799-7233 or Safe Connections Hotline 314-531-2003. These are open 24 hours a day and their counselors can help answer medical and emotional questions at any hour and in complete confidence. Reporting the rape to the police is up to the victim, but it is important to remember that reporting a rape is not the same as prosecuting a rape. Victims are strongly encouraged to call the police and report the rape or assault. If the victim requests, Grabber School of Hair Design will assist in identifying off-campus counseling or mental health services. After any campus sexual assaults are reported, the victims of such crimes have the right to request that Grabber School of Hair Design’s school personnel take steps or actions reasonably feasible to prevent any unnecessary or unwanted contact or proximity with alleged assailants, if applicable, including the transfer of classes. Education regarding sexual assault is provided to students and employees on an annual basis.
YWCA Women’s Resource Center
3820 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
24-Hour Emergency Helpline: 314-531-RAPE (7273)
DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND SANCTIONS
On-campus disciplinary procedures against students will be in accordance with Grabber School of Hair Design’s published Student Conduct Policy. Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding. Both will be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding. For this purpose, the outcome of a disciplinary proceeding means only Grabber School of Hair Design’s final determination with respect to the alleged sexual offense and any sanction that is imposed against the accused. Sanctions, which may be imposed following a final determination of a disciplinary proceeding regarding domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, rape, acquaintance rape, or other forcible or non-forcible sex offenses, may include warning, probation, suspension, or dismissal.
INFORMATION REGARDING REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS
The Revised Statutes of Missouri, Chapter 589 Sections 400 to 425 and 43.650, RSMo., mandate that the Missouri State Highway Patrol shall maintain a sex offender database and a web site on the Internet that is accessible to the public. Additional information and verification may be obtained from the Chief Law Enforcement Official (Sheriff) of the county where the sex offender resides. The web site is intended to supplement and complement the sex offender registries maintained by the various counties.
Information regarding registered sex offenders is located at:
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Missouri Sex Offender Registry
On-campus computer labs with internet access are available for you to view the above website at the library from:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES
The institution will use its Emergency Notification System to notify the Campus Community of any immediate threat to 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 employees occurring on the campus. Students and employees will receive text messages, emails and/or Cell Phone contacts with information relative to the threat and the action to be taken by the Campus Community.
The institution will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.
CONFIRMATION OF THE TYPE OF EMERGENCY/DANGEROUS SITUATION
This will be through the Director of Education's office. The Director will confirm the type of emergency and will determine what emergency response agency will be notified. All emergencies are deemed reportable immediately to any member of the staff and faculty. Upon such notification, those receiving the report are directed to report to the Director of Education and/or the Administrator. Notification to Campus management does not preclude notification to all emergency authorities by any member of the Campus Community.
School Director: LaTosha Thomas
Administrator: Holly Hays
PROCEDURES FOR DISSEMINATING EMERGENCY INFORMATION TO THE LARGER COMMUNITY
Any member of the Campus Community may, at their discretion notify public authorities of any emergency or dangerous situation on campus. The two principles named above will also determine if public authorities/emergency and law enforcement agencies will be notified and will do so by the most expeditious means immediately available.
THE INSTITUTION’S PROCEDURES TO TEST THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES
On at least an annual basis, the institution will test the Emergency Notification System using text messaging and/e-mail transmissions. A log will be kept of the date and time of the test. A survey will be distributed to the campus community to solicit feedback on the effectiveness of the notification. The surveys will be maintained for a minimum of one year and the data on the response effectiveness recorded as part of the test log.
The following statistics are provided for your information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Act and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Grabber School of Hair Design compiles the crime statistics annually by gathering all reported data and prepares the report for the employees and students. The report consists of the three most recently completed calendar years statistics. Moreover, local police agencies are contacted by the Director of Education to maintain a working relationship and formulate statistics for the annual crime statistics report. Set forth in the first box below are statistics available to the Institution concerning the occurrence on the Institution's campus which were reported to the Crestwood Police Dept. The second box below sets forth available statistics concerning the number of criminal offenses in relation to hate crimes on the Institution’s campus, non-campus buildings and property, and public property. Finally, in the third box arrests and “referrals for campus disciplinary action” for liquor law violations, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possession are listed. Victims or witnesses may report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.
Grabber School of Hair Design Statistics
The following statistics show the total criminal offenses, hate crimes, and arrests/referrals for campus disciplinary action that occurred on the Intuition’s campus, non-campus buildings & property, and public property.
These statistics are provided for your information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act & VAWA. Set forth below are which were reported to campus security contacts for local police agencies.
|Criminal Offenses||On Campus||Non Campus||Public Property|
|Manslaughter by negligence||0||0||0|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||0||0||0|
The crimes listed above, plus any other crime involving bodily injury reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority, that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability are listed below, according to type of criminal offense and category of prejudice.
Should a hate crime be reported, it will be identified by hate crime category (race, gender, religion, etc.)
|Hate Crimes||On Campus||Non Campus||Public Property|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||0||0||0|
|Destruction/damage/vandalism to property||0||0||0|
|VAWA Offenses||On Campus||Non Campus||Public Property|
Arrests / Persons Referred for Campus Disciplinary Action
|Arrests||On Campus||Non Campus||Public Property|
|Weapons: carrying, possession, etc.||0||0||0|
|Drug abuse violation||0||0||0|
|Disciplinary actions||On Campus||Non Campus||Public Property|
|Weapons: carrying, possession, etc.||0||0||0|
|Drug abuse violation||0||0||0|
|Unfounded crimes||On Campus||Non Campus||Public Property|
*The Institution does not currently have any Non-campus buildings and property as defined by the Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting
**Space surrounding facility – sidewalk; street; opposite sidewalk; parking lot