"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Partner
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., President
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., Partner
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO

The NCHERM Group

THE NCHERM GROUP, LLC (TNG) IS A:

CONSULTING FIRM SERVING 3,000 SCHOOLS and COLLEGES,

CORPORATE/INSTITUTIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT FIRM, AND

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT FIRM

TNG is comprised of several linked organizations that have served the education field for 20 years. As a firm, TNG serves over 400 college, university, and school clients each year, making us one of the largest education-specific consulting practices in the country. TNG's five partners have more than 100 years of combined experience and our 25 additional consultants are the top experts in their fields. TNG has provided services to more than 3,000 school and college clients, providing unparalleled reach and impact on the field. TNG also provides its services for employers and corporate clients, leveraging its proprietary systems-level solutions for risk prevention in the workplace. The TNG Way has become the risk management touchstone for schools, colleges, and workplaces across the country.

Our Expertise

The NCHERM Group offers expertise for high-risk campus health and safety issues:

  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Campus Safety
  • Classroom Management
  • Clery Act Compliance
  • Conduct Code Development
  • Conduct Board Training
  • Culture Change Initiatives
  • Disruptive Students
  • Emergency Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • First Amendment
  • Hazing
  • Investigations
  • Litigation Management
  • Policy/Program/Review
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Psychological Distress
  • Red Flags Rule
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Strategic Prevention
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Suicide
  • Threat Assessment
  • Title IX, ADA, and FERPA

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In the News

Former Emporia prof says student falsely accused him of sexual harassment: lawsuit

A former Emporia State University professor accused of trying to kiss an international student in 2016 is now suing the university. Because of the nature of the case, Sokolow said, Title IX administrators must determine who they think is most credible.“This is an absolute ‘he said she said,’” Sokolow said. “In a situation like that the […]

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Prejudicial Police Department?

Brett Sokolow, president of the Association of Title IX Administrators, said he was unsure whether the Title IX arguments would hold up in court. The university could have banned Rowland from campus, but it did not have jurisdiction to punish him, as a nonstudent, and so Title IX may not apply, he said. While other officials knew about […]

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Announcing a New and Important Event from TNG: The Campuses and the Courts Annual Conference – An Update on Higher Education Legislation & Litigation

For years, administrators have had the chance to attend Case Law Update sessions presented by TNG’s higher ed law experts at conferences around the country. Now, TNG has created a unique case law-focused conference to help next level their litigation IQ. It’s what TNG has always done, just with more and better.

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Ex-UMBC baseball players, part of national trend, turning tables on sexual assault accuser in court

“Over the last three and half years, there’s been far more legal action brought by men charged by the institution with a sexual assault violation,” said Saunie Schuster, a lawyer who advises a range of colleges and co-founded the Association of Title IX Administrators. “The trend was for them to file an action against the institution for […]

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‘Pass the Harasser’ Is Higher Ed’s Worst-Kept Secret. How Can Colleges Stop Doing It?

What happens if a person quits and applies for other jobs? What, if any, ethical obligation does the former employer have to warn the other colleges about pending investigations? “The ethical litmus test is whether you have a good-faith belief that the employee poses an ongoing risk of harm,” Sokolow, who is also president of […]

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Making a BIG Leap to Improve School Safety

In Dr. Resse’s words this model is similar to trying to catch a rock before it hits a calm pond. He said, “What we want to do is we want to reach out and catch that rock before it hits the water. We want to intervene before we actually have that impact. If we do […]

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Constitutional Due Process at Private Institutions?

Sokolow said that the judge is inferring that due process is inherent within Title IX. Many practitioners and lawyers believe the conventional wisdom: that due process is guaranteed by the 14th Amendment, he said.“It’s a heck of a shot across the bow,” Sokolow said.

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Association of Title IX Administrators

ATIXA provides a professional association for school and college Title IX Coordinators and administrators who are interested in serving their districts and campuses more effectively. Since 1972, Title IX has proved to be an inceasingly powerful leveling tool, helping to advance gender equity in schools and colleges.

The National Behavorial Intervention Team Association

NABITA is an organization for the support and professional development of behavorial intervention team members, commited to providing education, resources, and support to professionals in schools and in the workplace who endeavor every day to make their campuses and workplaces safer through caring prevention and intervention.

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