General Compliance and Risk Management

 

Indigo Consulting, Compliance, and Training, PLLC risk and compliance services can identify, analyze and document the broad issues of corporate governance, enterprise risk management, and effective corporate compliance.  ICCT can help organizations large and small identify, remediate, monitor, exploit, and manage enterprise risks and help improve effectiveness and manage costs.

Whether you need help and guidance at the board, C-level, or enterprise risk and compliance level, ICCT has extensive experience, so we can provide guidance and insight that makes sense for your unique business. Our services encompass:

Governance and oversight

  • Improve board success
  • Evaluate and implement ethics programs, training, change management, anti-fraud programs and monitoring/reporting

Enterprise Risk Management

  • Strategic risk management:  creating and protecting value from strategic risks
  • Design, implement and maintain a common risk infrastructure by leveraging people, process and technology transformation opportunities
  • Establish organization-wide consistency while simultaneously addressing different and unique functional needs
  • Identify, measure, manage, monitor, review and report on risks
  • Integrate activities to effectively manage risk and compliance-related activities

Compliance

  • Compliance monitoring, assessment, and effectiveness
  • Regulatory consulting
  • Specialized compliance services:  HIPAA; Title IX; Privacy related to victims of crime

Title IX

Layla D’Emilia, the President and Founder of ICCT, was an original member of The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education’s Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Work Group, a joint effort by the Department of Higher Education, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and the Office of the Attorney General, to analyze the causes of campus-based violence and make recommendations regarding campus safety and violence prevention.

In June 2008, a report was published and entitled, “Campus Violence Prevention and Response: Best Practices for Massachusetts Higher Education”.

The report consisted of the following:

  • Defining campus violence nationally and within the state of Massachusetts
  • Identifying previously established best practices for campus safety and violence prevention
  • Evaluating the existing campus safety and violence prevention practices in Massachusetts
  • Recommending campus safety and violence prevention solutions

The 2008 best practices document was drafted in the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting and the report ended up focusing almost exclusively on active shooter violence and did not fully address campus sexual violence, including the risks of assaults of minors on campus. 

In 2016 a second and follow up report was published and entitled, “Securing Our Future: Best Practice Recommendations for Campus Safety and Violence Prevention,” and again Layla D’Emilia served as a member of that task force.

The charge of this follow up taskforce was to assess existing policies and practices on campus safety and violence prevention and, guided by research on national best practice, make recommendations to help enhance public and private higher education institutions’ efforts to properly identify, prevent, and respond to campus violence, with a special focus on campus sexual violence and emerging technologies.

The 2016 report consists of the following recommendations:

  • Active, Coordinated Approach at the System Level – Provide a centralized resource to advance campus safety and violence prevention initiatives
  • Strategic Planning at the Institution Level
  • On-Campus Resources and External Partnerships

Title IX transformed the post-secondary landscape for millions of students by enhancing academic, financial and athletic benefits. Its focus is to ensure students have a safe setting in which to pursue their education.

To avoid these unwanted situations and lawsuits, public and private colleges and universities must carefully coordinate Title IX compliance with the mandates of other applicable federal laws, including the Clery Act, Campus SAVE Act, FERPA and HIPAA, as well as, needing to comply with state law.

ICCT offers extensive experience and knowledge of all sides of these issues and offers a variety of services, all of which might include some or all of the following

  • Reviewing current policies and procedures for compliance
  • Reviewing risk management best practices and correcting course on processes that are out of compliance
  • Establishing, implementing and monitoring Title IX compliance programs
  • Conduct internal meetings with campus leadership including but not limited to security directors, human resources personnel, legal departments, faculty heads, Title IX coordinators and other administrators to ensure proper protocols, procedures and policies are in place and are followed
  • External meetings with campus leadership and external partners including local police departments and prosecutors