R. Leslie Nichols, AIA, CPP, MSSA
R.L. Nichols & Associates, LLC
School Safety Expert Witness
Protection of children, schools, out-of-school program, religious organizations, camps and sports, child sexual abuse, bullying, abduction, weapons and terrorism, injuries, facility and site security, CPTED.
Mr. Nichols is an expert in developing child 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. His expertise includes strategies to prevent harm from sexual abuse, bullying, abduction, drowning, vehicles, technology and other injuries. He has written, lectured and consulted widely on developing effective policies, screening, training, supervision, governance, internal reporting, safe facility design, maintenance, hazard mitigation and emergency response planning. He has conducted thousands of safety consultations for organizations across the United States and in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Germany, I...