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Videoconferencing allowed many businesses to maintain operations after the COVID pandemic shut offices down in March 2020. Courthouses quickly followed suit, and in a matter of weeks, judges began conducting court proceedings on videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom and WebEx. This transition...

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) has gained momentum in recent years and has been widely adopted by planners, architects, and security professionals for the design of buildings, sites, parks, and urban renewal projects. The CPTED model emphasizes designs that encourage positive...

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Focusing on a parent’s role in school security has been a top priority for me in recent years as I have taken on the role of motherhood. Having a stepson in middle school and a toddler who will soon be school aged, I look for ways parents can be involved in making the school environment as safe as...

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In my last blog, I talked about strategies that contribute to a successful courthouse planning effort. These strategies include conducting client interviews, recommending specific courtrooms and other office and support spaces, and defining all space sizes and requirements using design guidelines...

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 As we approach the end of the year, businesses and organizations continue to address post-COVID questions and challenges. For example, what will the return-to-work process look like for employees and how will it be managed? Similarly, judges and court executives continue to deal with specific...

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