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NSU and the Broward Sheriff’s Office Collaborate to Raise Awareness on Violence

Stephan J. Romano, M.A; Gregory M. Vecchi, Ph.D., C.F.C; Michael L. Bourke, Ph.D; Vince Van Hasselt, Ph.D.

NSU recently hosted a conference to raise awareness on violence in our society. Nationally recognized experts in psychology, suicide prevention, law enforcement, counseling, and other areas were among the speakers at the conference entitled “Violence Knows No Boundaries.” They addressed topics covering school and domestic violence, workplace violence and sex crimes.

A joint effort of the Broward Sheriff’s Office and NSU, the conference offered scholarly discussions and trainings focused on the dramatic rise of violence in our communities. Industry experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation division the U.S. Marshalls Service, the Broward County Sheriff Office and NSU offered their expertise, research findings and training in conflict analysis, crisis management and violence prevention and resolution.

 Conference presenters included:

  • Frank DePiano, Ph.D., NSU provost and vice president of Academic Affairs
  • Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, chief law enforcement officer of Broward County
  • Workplace Violence: Judy Couwels, M.A., LMFT, Employee Assistance Program manager, Broward Sheriff’s Office; Stephan J. Romano, M.A., consultant and senior advisor, Center for Personal Protection and Safety
  • School Violence: Scott Poland, Ed.D., coordinator of NSU’s  Suicide and Violence Prevention Office and associate professor at NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies; Lt. Anthony DeMarco executive officer -Youth Intervention and Enforcement Division, Broward Sheriff’s Office
  • Lt. Colonel Tim Gillette, Broward Sheriff’s Office-Department of Professional Standards
  • Gregory M. Vecchi, Ph.D., C.F.C., Unit Chief, Behavioral Science Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Sex Crimes: Michael L. Bourke, Ph.D., chief psychologist, Behavioral Analysis Unit, U.S. Marshals Service; Detective Julianne Bower, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Regional Investigations Division, Special Victims Unit; Detective Lori Moore, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Regional Investigations Division, Special Victims Unit
  • Domestic Violence: Lenore Walker, Ed.D., ABPP, professor of psychology at NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies; Sgt. Adam Hofstein, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division, Special Victims Unit

For more information on collaborations between NSU and the Broward Sheriff’s Office visit http://nsubso.nova.edu/index.htm.