Curriculum Vitae: Les Nichols
Mr. Nichols specializes in developing child and youth protection programs for youth serving organizations. For 22 years, he served as the lead youth safety and facility expert for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which provides out – of – school time programs and activities for approximately 4,000,000 youth at over 4,000 sites including domestic and overseas military bases, college campuses, tribal lands, camps, housing projects, parks, recreation and community centers , churches and schools.
He has consulted with organizations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Guam, Philippines, and Japan and written and lectured on effective organizational strategies to prevent sexual abuse, bullying, violence, abduction and physical injuries through background checks and screening, training and supervising staff and volunteers, policies and procedures, governance and reporting, facility design and maintenance and emergency response planning.
Mr. Nichols is a board – certified protection professional (CPP) through the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International), and a licensed architect. He has a Master of Science in Security Administration, holds certificates in Enterprise Risk Management and Emergency Response Planning and has been educated in terrorism and homeland security i ssues at the grad uate level. He is experienced in The Situational Prevention Approach, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Threat – Vulnerability Analysis to help develop effective and sustainable organizational child and youth protection strategies.