"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."
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Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., President
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
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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 Student, Fair Game?

“I just don’t know why we want to infantilize students and take away their autonomy.” Sokolow said, but “attraction doesn’t happen in a vacuum. That’s not how the world works. People are attracted to power,” no matter the gender dynamics at play.

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MNPS failed to protect students despite knowing of sex videos, judge says advancing lawsuit

“It’s one of these rare cases that focuses on the duty of schools to address the climate and culture,” Sokolow said. The judge identified a “cascade of errors” in addressing the dynamics that allowed for such videos to circulate, he said.

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Dragging a President Into Court

“Consider that the mood in Michigan with respect to presidents of its public universities is different now as a result of the Nassar case,” said Brett Sokolow, president of the Association of Title IX Administrators. “Are they respected pillars of their communities or bureaucrats covering up widespread misconduct?”

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Johns Hopkins Won Its Battle With Student Activists. But at What Cost?

The occupation of Garland Hall at the Johns Hopkins University may be over, but the tensions that animated it are far from resolved. If Johns Hopkins gets its own police force, the university and its community will both have some adjusting to do, said Sokolow. The new police department, he said, will be more intimately […]

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UNC Charlotte Pledges Security Review After Campus Shooting

Well-prepared behavioral intervention teams and adequately staffed mental health services are the most effective interventions, Brett Sokolow wrote, along with a reporting system that can protect privacy, avoid profiling and accurately alert institutions to threats. NaBITA last year released detailed guidance on establishing such teams.

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Special teams at U.S. universities try to identify students at risk of violence

A BIT does not always connect a student directly with mental health care. Sometimes, officials instead contact the student’s parents, said Brian Van Brunt, executive director of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association. At the association’s regional conference last month in Pleasant Hill, outside San Francisco, Van Brunt told attendees their work was similar to […]

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TNG Announces the Newly Redesigned Websites of ATIXA, the Association of Title IX Administrators and NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association

TNG, the management company for the membership associations ATIXA and NaBITA, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned sites atixa.org and nabita.org!

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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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