In the wake of recent tragedies at some of our nation's schools, matters of school safety and compliance are constantly weighing on the minds of school employees, administrators, boards of education, and many others who interact with our schools and students on a regular basis. Porzio's School Safety and Compliance team have been developed in response to concerns about the likelihood and impact of violence on a safe learning environment for students and school employees.

The knowledge and experience of the School Safety and Compliance team at Porzio Compliance Services are unmatched in the State of New Jersey. Our team works with clients to assess physical and information security, and ensure compliance on a local, state, and federal level by leveraging the unparalleled experience of our team, including:

  • David Hespe, former Commissioner of Education and former First Assistant Attorney General
  • Elizabeth Shea, former Assistant Commissioner of Human Services and former head of the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • James Mottola, former Special Agent in charge of the Newark Field Office of the United States Secret Service

As a wholly owned subsidiary company, Porzio Compliance Services is backed by the power of one of New Jersey's major law firms, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman. Porzio has a deep history of working with educational institutions and schools boards to navigate complex situations. Lead by Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr., and Kerri Wright, the combination of law firm and consulting company working together allows us to work directly with clients to the assess current procedures and protocols of any educational institution and to recommend customized best practices that best meet the safety and compliance needs for each individual client.

School Safety and Compliance services through Porzio Compliance Services include:

  • Physical assessments of school and district buildings, perimeters, and outside areas
  • Compliance assessments for protocols, procedures, and employee training
  • Assessments for data privacy and information security
  • Written reports and optional in-person presentations of findings
  • Detailed recommendations and action items
  • Onsite or hosted training of teachers, building employees, administrators, or others


Questions? Request more information or call 973-889-4300

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