R. Leslie Nichols
, is an expert in developing Child and Teen Protection Programs
for youth-serving organizations and out-of-school time programs. For 22 years, he served as the lead youth safety and facility expert for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an organization serving 4 million youth at over 4,000 sites in 50 states, domestic and overseas military bases, university campuses, tribal lands, camps, housing projects, parks and recreation facilities, community centers, churches and schools.
Mr. Nichols is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
with the American Society for Industrial Security and has a Master of Science in Security Administration. He holds certificates in Enterprise Risk Management
and Emergency Response Planning
and has been educated in terrorism and homeland security issues at the graduate level. He has conducted thousands of safety consultations for organizations in all 50 States and in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Guam, the Philippines, and Japan.
As an architect, he has over 35 years’ experience in Facilities Planning and Evaluation
. He is experienced in applying Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), The Situational Prevention Approach, threat-vulnerability analysis and target hardening. This unique background supports his understanding of the relationship between operational strategies and the physical setting for creating safe environments for youth.
- Mr. Nichols provides expert witness services in matters involving Safety, Security, and Risk Reduction
in the care of school age children and teens. His expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant and includes strategies to prevent harm from:
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- Child Protection Programs
- Youth Serving Organizations
- Out of School Time Programs
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Child Abduction
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