Sexual misconduct within the corporate and nonprofit sectors, from business, education and hospitality to sports, healthcare and government, can have staggering consequences for victims, the accused and the organizations with which they are affiliated. One only has to think about the recent high-profile cases that have been covered in the media to understand the damage that individuals and institutions suffer in personal, financial and reputational terms. Consider this:
Statistics suggest that all organizations need to improve their handling of sexual misconduct, especially those entities involved with children and young adults. They must develop and document clear and effective policies prohibiting such behavior, and they need to provide regular training to raise awareness and educate individuals on their policies and the relevant subject area. There must be a mechanism in place for reporting instances of alleged misconduct and, when incidents are reported, organizations need documented procedures to follow. Organizations should always know when to seek outside, independent investigators with experience and expertise to help ensure that a comprehensive and unbiased inquiry is performed.
T&M's Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division provides consulting, training and investigations of sexual misconduct issues and allegations. Led by Lisa M. Friel, one of the nation's preeminent experts in the field and the former chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit for the New York County District Attorney, the division helps schools and businesses improve safety and reduce the incidence of sexual misconduct on campus and in the workplace. Throughout their careers, Ms. Friel and her team have investigated and supervised thousands of cases involving sexual assault and harassment, stalking, workplace violence, internet predators, unlawful surveillance and child pornography.
Under Ms. Friel's direction, T&M's Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division:
The Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division is supported by T&M’s comprehensive portfolio of security and investigative capabilities, including a sophisticated Data Forensics division with in-house facilities to capture, recover and analyze data on cell phones, computers and other digital devices; an expert Investigations division to provide thorough and reliable background information and related investigative expertise as required; and a state-of-the-art Command Center that offers 24/7 intake of incident reports and coordinates appropriate follow-up and response.