2014 CRIMINAL OFFENSES REPORT
2014 ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT
In Compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
Revised October 1, 2015
KD Conservatory is required to distribute the following information to all current and potential students and employees. Please take a moment to read the following information. The information is also available on the KD Conservatory web site: http://www.kdstudio.com/resources/disclosures/.
PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO SEX OFFENSES
Per Title IX and the Clery Act, KD Conservatory educates the student community about sexual assaults and date rape through mandatory freshman orientations each fall.
If you are a victim of a sexual assault at this institution, your first priority should be to get to a place of safety. You should then obtain necessary medical treatment. KD Conservatory strongly advocates that a victim of sexual assault report the incident in a timely manner. Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation. An assault should be reported to a KD Conservatory official such as: the Chief Safety Officer, Mr. Gary Tyner, the C.E.O., Kathy Tyner, or your Program Chair. Filing a police report with the Dallas Police Department will not obligate the victim to prosecute, nor will it subject the victim to scrutiny or judgmental opinions from officers. Filing a police report will:
• Ensure that a victim of sexual assault receives the necessary medical treatment and tests, at no expense to the victim;
• Provide the opportunity for collection of evidence helpful in prosecution, which cannot be obtained later (ideally a victim of sexual assault should not wash, douche, use the toilet, or change clothing prior to a medical/legal exam);
• Assure the victim has access to free confidential counseling from counselors specifically trained in the area of sexual assault crisis intervention.
When a sexual assault victim contacts the Administrative staff/faculty, the Dallas Police Department will be notified for the student’s protection. The victim of the sexual assault may choose to pursue the prosecution of the assailant through the legal system. The Victim Intervention Program can provide counseling and support through the Dallas Police Department.
Rape Crisis Center 214-590-0430
What is Domestic Violence? Are you in an abusive relationship?
Many people associate abuse with physical violence only. Abuse does not have to be just physical in character. It can be verbal or emotional as well and can be just as devastating as a physical assault. Abuse, in any form, is an action of control.
Physical abuse: use of strength to inflict pain or control.
• pulling hair
• forced sex
• attacks with weapons or other objects
Verbal abuse: words used to hurt or control.
• name calling
Emotional abuse: actions to intimidate and control.
• Intense jealousy
• Checking up on you
• Frequent criticism
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS LIFE THREATENING AND IT IS AGAINST THE LAW
The Dallas Police Department has a Domestic Violence Unit
This Unit is a specialized investigative office created to respond to the problem of domestic violence in the City of Dallas. The Unit is comprised of a sergeant, detectives, a crime analyst, and a civilian counselor. Since its creation in 1987, the Unit has worked diligently to curb the problem of domestic violence by investigating and preparing cases against persons responsible for domestic assaults.
Domestic violence is a crime which can victimize any person regardless of race, gender, or background. The Dallas Police Department and the Domestic Violence Unit stand committed to direct intervention on behalf of all victims of domestic violence.
The Domestic Violence Unit actively works to prevent domestic violence through its association with community groups. The Unit is also involved in community education programs related to domestic violence and participates in workshops and conferences aimed at broadening public awareness of the tragedy of this type of crime. The Unit is closely associated with organizations which deal directly with the problem of domestic violence. Its representatives meet regularly with the City of Dallas Domestic Violence Task Force, Lawyers Against Domestic Violence, the Parkland Hospital Battered Women’s Intervention Project, and area women’s shelters, to share information and coordinate efforts and resources.
10 warning signs of a hurtful relationship:
1. Your partner is jealous and possessive.
2. Your partner tries to control you by being bossy and not considering your opinion.
3. Your partner scares you and you are afraid to make him or her angry.
4. Your partner has a quick temper.
5. Your partner has a history of violence.
6. Your partner pressures you into doing things that you do not want to do, like having sex or breaking the law.
7. Your partner abuses drugs and/or alcohol.
8. Your partner blames you for all of his or her problems.
9. Your partner has a history of bad relationships.
10. Your family and friends have warned you about your partner or told you that they are worried for your safety.
Domestic Violence Squad
1400 S. Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
Numbers and Helpful Links
• Dallas Police/Fire/Ambulance 9-1-1
• Family Place 214-941-1991
• Protective Order Information 214-653-3528
• Salvation Army F/V Shelter 214-424-7208
• Genesis Women’s Shelter 214-942-2998
• New Beginning Center 972-276-0057
• Austin Street Shelter 214-428-4242
• Rape Crisis Center 214-590-0430
• Suicide Crisis Center 214-828-1000
• Alcoholic Recovery 214-823-3200
• Information & Referral Services 214-379-4357
• Dispute Mediation Service 214-754-0022
• Child and Family Guidance Centers 214-351-3490
• Dallas Police Department Domestic Violence Counselor 214-671-4302
• City of Dallas Social Services 214-670-4225
• Dallas Police Department Domestic Violence Squad 214-671-4304
• City Attorney 214-670-4439
• Lawyers Against Domestic Violence 214-748-1234 ext.3012
• Department of Protective and Regulatory Services 1-800-252-5400
• Adult Protective Services 1-800-252-5400
• National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE
• Dallas County and Surrounding Local Areas www.dallasdvresources.org
• Genesis Women’s Shelter www.genesisshelter.org
• Family Place www.familyplace.org
• Domestic Violence Task Force
The Dallas Police Department Victim Services office is located in the Jack Evans Police Headquarters of the Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Persons Division (CAPERS), 1400 S. Lamar, 5th Floor, Dallas, Texas, 75215.
To make a Police Report for Non-Emergency Call
Victim Services – (for victims of homicide, sexual assault, aggravated assault, aggravated robberies, and traffic crimes).
Pat Leal Keaton – Victim Services Coordinator – (Spanish Speaker) 214-671-3587 (Mon–Fri.)
Krissi Boulom – Victim Advocate – (Vietnamese Speaker) 214-671-3588 – (Mon – Fri.)
Alberto Nino – Victim Advocate 214-671-3669 (Tues & Wed.)
Family Violence Contact: (for victims of domestic/family violence)
Sylvia Paige – Family Violence Counselor 214-671-4325
Petra Tamez – Family Violence Counselor – (Spanish Speaker) 214-671-4307
Gang Unit Contact: (for victims of gang violence)
Gang Unit 214-671-4264
Child Exploitation: (for child victims of sexual assault)
Dorine Fernandez – Caseworker 214-671-4211
Debra Allen – Caseworker 214-671-3560
Division Detectives Phone Numbers (for Burglary & Property Crimes)
Central 214-670-4414 Northwest 214-670-6179
Northeast 214-670-4415 North Central 214-670-7253
Southeast 214-670-4416 South Central 214-671-4501
If no answer or AFTER HOURS – please leave a message or contact these agencies:
Suicide & Crisis Center – 24 hours 214-828-1000
Violence Intervention Program – Parkland Rape Crisis 214-590-0430
DPD – City of Dallas Crisis Social Services 214-670-4225
Community Council of Greater Dallas – Information & Referral call 2-1-1
Mosiac Family Services – (Refugee and Immigrant hotline) 214-823-4434
Victim Relief Ministries – (Faith Based Ministry for Crime Victims) 972-234-3999
Child Advocacy Center – Victim Assistance Coordinator 214-818-2613
Dallas County District Attorney – Victim Witness 214-761-1358/ 214-653-3838
Dallas County DA (protective order) 214-653-3528
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARC-C) 972-641-7273
Trauma Support Services of North Texas (TSSNT) 972-709-4904
The Turning Point (Rape crisis counseling – Collin & Dallas County) 972-985-0951
VINE (Victim Information & Notification Everyday) 1-877-894-VINE (8463) – provides basic information on jailed suspects/offenders and their scheduled court events (County jail)
MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving 1-800-382-6233
MADD – Victim/Survivor Helpline 1-877-623-3435
RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network) 24 hrs. 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 24 hrs. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Texas Abuse Hotline – Department of Family & Protective Services – For Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation of Children, Elderly and Disabled Adults – 24 hrs. 1-800-252-5400
Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Victim Services 1-800-848-4284
Texas Crime Victims Compensation 1-800-983-9933
A victim of crime is defined by Chapter 56 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, as (1) someone who is the victim of sexual assault, kidnapping, or aggravated robbery or who has suffered bodily injury or death because of the criminal conduct of another, (2) the close relative (spouse, parent, adult brother or sister, or child) of a deceased victim or (3) the guardian of a victim. The law also applies to victims of juvenile crime, including victims who suffer property loss.
The State of Texas intends that victims of crime receive the following safeguards, assurances and considerations:
Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 56 Texas Constitution, Article I Section 30
• Receive adequate protection from harm and threats of harm arising from cooperation with prosecution efforts;
• have their safety considered by the magistrate when setting bail;
• receive information, on request, of relevant court proceedings, including appellate proceedings, of cancellations and rescheduling prior to the event, and appellate court decisions after the decisions are entered but before they are made public;
• be informed, when requested, by a peace officer about the defendant’s right to bail and criminal investigation procedures, and from the prosecutor’s office about general procedures in the criminal justice system, including plea agreements, restitution, appeals and parole;
• provide pertinent information concerning the impact of the crime to the probation department prior to sentencing;
• information about the Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund and payment for a medical examination for a victim of sexual assault, and, on request, referral to social service agencies that provide additional assistance;
• information, on request, about parole procedures; notification of parole proceedings and of the inmate’s release; and the opportunity to participate in the parole process by submitting written information to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for inclusion in the defendant’s file for consideration by the Board prior to parole;
• a separate or secure waiting area at all public court proceedings;
• prompt return of any property that is no longer needed as evidence;
• have the prosecutor notify, upon request, an employer that the need for the victim’s testimony may involve the victim’s absence from work;
• on request, counseling and testing regarding AIDS and HIV infection and testing for victims of sexual assault
• request victim-offender mediation coordinated by the Victim Services Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
• be informed of the use and purpose of a victim impact statement, to complete a victim impact statement and to have the statement considered before sentencing and acceptance of a plea bargain and before an inmate is released on parole.
• A victim, guardian of a victim, or close relative of a deceased victim may be present at all public court proceedings, with the consent of the presiding judge;
• A judge, attorney for the state, peace officer, or law enforcement agency is not liable for a failure or inability to provide a service enumerated herein.
• Victims should also know that they can have a victim advocate accompany them during the sexual assault exam if an advocate is available at the time of the examination.
Please call your crime victim services contacts in law enforcement and the prosecutor’s office for more information about victim services in your community.
All students and employees are expected and required to obey the law and to comply with the institutional rules and directives issued by administrative officials. Students are expected to observe standards of conduct appropriate for an academic institution.
All of the general and criminal laws of Texas are declared to be in full force at the campus of KD Conservatory. Any recognized misconduct, violations of regulations or socially unacceptable behavior of student or non-students on-campus, whether civil or criminal penalties are imposed for such conduct at KD Conservatory is subject to the administrative disciplinary action by the appropriated program chair, president of the college or the C.E.O., or possible arrest and charge by authorized city or state police.
DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1989
KD Conservatory recognizes the importance of awareness of the effects of alcohol and other drug abuse. In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, KD Conservatory has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on its property and as part of any of its activities. Therefore, for the benefit of each student and employee, the following are the standards of conduct and legal and disciplinary sanctions for unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse.
Students or employees found violating any local, state or federal law regarding the use, possession or distribution of alcohol or other drugs (as defined by the Texas Health and Safety Code, Subtitle C, Substance Abuse Regulations and Crimes) will receive the full legal penalty in addition to any appropriate KD Conservatory disciplinary action.
KD CONSERVATORY POLICIES:
• Alcohol and Drug Use
• Notice and Information on Illegal Drugs and Steroids
Most common legal violations and their consequences are:
Alcohol Penalty Fine
Minor in Possession Class C Misdemeanor Up to $200 Fine
Class B Misdemeanor Up to $1,000 fine and
Up to 6 months in jail
Contributing to the Class C Misdemeanor Up to $200 Fine
Delinquency of a minor
(Sec 106.5) Class B Misdemeanor Up to $1,000 fine and
Up to 6 months in jail
Public Intoxication Class C Misdemeanor Up to $200 Fine
(Sec 42.8) Up to 6 months in jail
Drug Possession Varies According to the Up to $50,000 fine and 5 – 99
Other Drugs placement of drug on years in jail
schedules and amount
Penalties for drug possession are governed by Texas Health and Safety Code, Subtitle C. Specific penalties may vary depending on the type of drug and amount,
All students, faculty and staff are expected and required to obey the law and to comply with institutional rules and directives issued by administrative officials. Students are expected also to observe the standards of conduct appropriate for an academic institution.
Any student who engages in conduct prohibited by KD Conservatory rules or by federal, state or local laws is subject to discipline whether such conduct takes place on- or off-campus or whether civil or criminal penalties are imposed for such conduct.
After due process, any student, faculty member or staff guilty of illegal use, and/or sale of a drug or narcotic on-campus is subject to discipline, up to and including terminations for faculty and staff. If, after due process, a student or employee is guilty of illegal use, and/or sale of a drug or narcotic on- or off-campus, the minimum penalty shall be suspension from the institution for a specific period and/or suspension of rights and privileges
A student is subject to discipline for prohibited conduct that occurs while participating in any off-campus activities sponsored by a component of the institution.
Drug and alcohol use, misuse and abuse are complex behaviors with many detriments at both the cultural and individual levels. Awareness of the deleterious effects of any drug/alcohol is imperative for an individual’s well being and survival. Negative consequences may be exhibited through physical dependence and/or psychological dependence.
Physical Dependence: The body’s learned requirement for a drug for functioning
Abuse of alcohol or any other drug, whether licit or illicit, may result in marginal to marked and temporary to permanent physical and/or psychological damage, even death. Since many illicit drugs are manufactured and sold illegally, their contact varies and may contain especially harmful ingredients or amounts.
Psychological Dependence: The experiencing of persistent craving for the drug and/or feeling that alcohol or another drug is a requirement for functioning.
Despite the type of drug of alcohol used, a perceived need for the continued use is likely to follow, resulting in dependence.
Dependence on alcohol and/or other drugs alters the user’s psychological functioning. The acquisition of these substances becomes the primary focus of the drug-dependent individual and often results in reduced job performance and jeopardizes family and other interpersonal relationships. Criminal behavior is frequently the means for financing a drug habit. Behavior patterns often include violence and assault as the individual
Drug and alcohol abuse counseling and referral are available per the Dallas Police Website
• Alcoholic Recovery 214-823-3200
• Information & Referral Services 214-379-4357
• See Local Alcoholics Anonymous Locations and phone numbers listed below:
Local Alcoholics Anonymous
2438 Butler St, #106
8220 Westchester Dr, #220
6760 Abrams Rd
11277 E Northwest Hwy, #23a,
100 E Grauwyler Rd
618 E. Irving Blvd
514 W Jefferson Blvd
1039 N Interstate 35e, #303
8535 Ferndale Rd
4839 Keller Springs Rd
4509 N. Jim Miller Road
1350 W Walnut Hill Ln, #135
17754 Preston Rd
Grupo Norte Alcoholics Anon
2826 Walnut Hill Ln