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"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Partner
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., President
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., Partner
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Chair

The NCHERM Group

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

TNG offers expertise for high-risk campus health and safety issues:

  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Athletics Compliance Audits
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Campus Safety
  • Classroom Management
  • Clery Act Compliance
  • Coach & Administrator Training
  • Conduct Board Training
  • Conduct Code Development
  • Culture Change Initiatives
  • Disruptive Students
  • Emergency Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • First Amendment
  • Greek Life/Student Org Training
  • Hazing
  • Investigations
  • K-12 and College Athletics
  • Litigation Management
  • Policy/Program/Review
  • Psychological Distress
  • Red Flags Rule
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Strategic Prevention
  • Student Athlete Training
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Suicide
  • Threat Assessment
  • Title IX, ADA, and FERPA

In the News

Defund the Police. Then What?

Have we come to ask and expect too much of the police in our society?Brett Sokolow discusses this pressing issue in his newest Op-Ed

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Why Haven’t Sexual-Assault Statistics Improved?

NaBITA Vice President and Senior Associate Consultant for TNG, Makenzie Schiemann comments on how ineffective programs in institutions have played a role in the lack of improvement in sexual-assault statistics over the years.

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Ed Dept decision on trans student-athletes could have broader implications

ATIXA President, Brett Sokolow, provides insight into a recent decision by the Department of Education on a string of sex discrimination complaints brought against six Connecticut school districts and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, saying it serves as “a formal statement of OCR’s interpretation of Title IX.”

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Gag Order or Privacy Concern?

“When it comes to their students testing positive for COVID-19, professors say they have a right to know and share the information how they deem appropriate. Colleges want to keep those cases close to the vest.”Brett Sokolow shares his opinion on the legality of the unfolding situation.

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The Student-Blaming Has Begun

“Is it fair to fault college students for Covid-19 outbreaks?.”Brett Sokolow comments on the current sentiment among TNG clients (subscription required)

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With DeVos’ Title IX rule taking effect, higher ed is under strain

“Experts in the federal sex discrimination law still see many flaws in the new regulations, which will be implemented Friday.” Brett Sokolow comments on these new regulations and the opinions of campus officials.

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Federal courts decline to block DeVos rule on campus sexual violence

Brett Sokolow comments on the Federal Courts’ most recent decision regarding DeVos’ new regulation.

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TNG Consulting Announces the Acquisition of Oracle Investigations Group, LLC

Prominent investigations team adds to the robust capabilities of TNG.

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As Transgender Rights Debate Spills Into Sports, One Runner Finds Herself at the Center of a Pivotal Case

“So far, this fight for inclusion in high school sports, it has been conducted in the political arena on a state-by-state basis. So if there is a victory in [the Hecox case], that will help ensure that the negative political efforts are curtailed,” Buzuvis said.

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ATIXA Position Statement on Compliance with the 2020 Title IX Regulations

In the past decade, full-time Title IX Coordinators and Title IX offices have become more common for schools, colleges, and universities. With the 2020 Title IX regulations, the formation and operation of Title IX teams has become a necessity for recipients to achieve compliance. Although ATIXA usually directs its position statements to Title IX personnel, […]

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3 myths of Title IX regulations and a roadmap forward

Our phones have been ringing off the hook, metaphorically, with calls from school district attorneys looking for expertise and answers. From them, we’ve gleaned the three most common misconceptions they hold.

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TNG Names Kimberly Pacelli, J.D., M.Ed. as Partner

TNG takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Kimberly Pacelli, J.D., M.Ed. as a Partner, effective May 1, 2020. Naming Pacelli to Partner serves to recognize her continued leadership at TNG as a subject matter expert, trainer, supervisor, and content developer.

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UA Paid Student $1.275 Million in What Expert Calls ‘Unprecedented’ Title IX Settlement

Sokolow said the $1.275 million settlement “sets a new bar” for Title IX lawsuits involving domestic violence. “I think that’s an unprecedented settlement amount for the type of case and circumstances of the allegations,” he said.

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Startin’ in Kindergarten: Lawyering Up on School Sex Abuse

The new policy is “so far-reaching that I can see most K-12 administrators looking at it and being paralyzed,” said Sokolow of the Title IX administrators’ group. “If you think colleges were bad at this, wait ’til you see K-12.”

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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.

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