Bystander Intervention in Action: Training the How-Tos of Intervention

Publication Date: 2017
Abstract: In this webinar, Jill Weisensel, a night shift operations lieutenant for the Marquette University Police Department, discusses best practices in bystander intervention programming for colleges and universities, the role of broad-based programming in crime prevention, and the value of campus-wide collaboration. She focuses on the "how-tos" of safe intervention, concentrating specifically on persuasion-based communication tactics, proxemic management, personal safety/awareness and risk reduction. Additionally, Jill emphasizes the importance of civility and personal responsibility without victim blaming. Attendees are provided an overview of personal safety-based bystander intervention curriculum and immediately actionable content that can be added to their current bystander intervention programming.