"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 UCLA Health gynecologist’s behavior with patient constituted sexual assault, report finds

“Typically if we’re interviewing the respondent and witnesses, there’s information those individuals share, and you need to bring it back to the complaining party to get their response,” said Sokolow.

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UT Health Services Center Hosts Summit to Improve Campus Mental Health

Faculty and staff from multiple University of Tennessee campuses gathered in Nashville on Friday to discuss measures that can help improve mental health for both students and faculty. NaBITA was brought in to make an assessment of the campus and consult in making improvements, speaking with students and faculty about mental health services.

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How Betsy DeVos plans to change the rules for handling sexual misconduct on campus

“They’ll be the first new regulations we’ve had on Title IX in 40 years, to reshape it in their own vision,” says Sokolow. “In some ways, they’re expanding it, in other ways, they’re contracting it, but it’s not the same Title IX that we’ve known for the last decade.”

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Students accused of sexual misconduct say Title IX isn’t working – and victims agree

“One of the best ways to think about Title IX is that in 1972, Congress threw a pebble into a pond [and] the ripples have continued outward for more than 40 years,” explains Brett Sokolow, a lawyer and the president of the Association of Title IX Administrators.

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Fired for Violating or Upholding Title IX Law?

“Cincinnati is going to say … she wasn’t doing something that Title IX requires,” Sokolow said. “It could be seen as a coordinator jumping out as pro-victim — they could have wanted to keep her neutral.”

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Secret Service Highlights Importance of Student Threat Assessment

The Secret Service released a report showing that many attacks at U.S. schools can be prevented, highlighting the importance of student threat assessment.

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For 16 Transgender Hockey Players, a Groundbreaking Weekend

Erin Buzuvis said the traditional divisions into boys’ and girls’ leagues don’t make sense early on. “Those are tiny bodies; they are the same,” she said. “This is just unnecessary segregation.”

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Associations, Certifications, and Trainings

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.

The Title VII Administrators Association

VIIAA provides a professional membership association for those who are responsible for compliance with Title VII in the workplace, including Title VII Administrators, Workplace Investigators, Corporate Attorneys, Diversity and Inclusion Officers, and HR Professionals. VIIAA is dedicated to developing best-in-class professional resources, and offers professional development to help our members to deliver on the promise and legal requirement of equitable and inclusive workplaces.

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