Hill SPEAK coordinates and facilitates programming and education on sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. In addition, Hill SPEAK oversees the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women Campus Grant that Spring Hill College received in 2020. This grant is given to colleges and universities throughout the country in recognition of the challenges that colleges and universities face in preventing and responding to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.
Using a multidisciplinary approach, Hill SPEAK works to increase opportunities for prevention throughout our campus community. The purpose of Hill SPEAK is simple and is, in fact, hidden in our name: Support, Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Know your rights.
Hill SPEAK is dedicated to the belief that no one should experience sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. Hill SPEAK works to prevent violence from happening, to train bystanders on active interventions, to improve professional response to survivors on campus and in the community, and to serve as a comprehensive care service to survivors.
Goals are following through in these five areas of our campus and community:
1. The Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT)
2. Comprehensive Prevention
3. Student Conduct
4. Law Enforcement
5. Victim Services
The Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) is a multidisciplinary team of campus and community partners that meet regularly to assess, plan, monitor, and evaluate campus prevention and response efforts. As a working group, the CCRT does not discuss individual cases on campus, but rather focuses on building a coordinated, collaborative, and systemic response. By building a team consisting of the highest stakeholders in the main four areas discussed above (comprehensive prevention, student conduct, law enforcement, and victim services), a CCRT functions as the backbone of Hill SPEAK by utilizing the unique insight each person brings to the table.
Emilee Truitt, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Abel, VP of Student Affairs, email@example.com
Chad Leblanc, Deputy Athletic Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Kevin Anderson, Office of Public Safety, email@example.com
Laury Rowland, Lifelines Counseling Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leigha Duval, Mobile County District Attorney, email@example.com
Brynne Mixon, Mobile County District Attorney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Burroughs, Student Ambassador
Quentin Brakenridge, Director of Center for Student Involvement, email@example.com
MacKenzie Barron, Residence Life Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanna Lythberg, Head Softball Coach, email@example.com
Chiara Johnson, Mental Health Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison Heflin, Mental Health Counselor, email@example.com
Ridge Chautin, Student Ambassador
This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-WA-AX-003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publications/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.