The Vigilance Group was formed out of a deep concern for the personal safety of women. While we cannot stop the person who is committed to an act of violence, we can limit the opportunity for that violence to occur against you!
“Vigilance” is the process of paying close and careful attention to the possibility of danger in one’s surroundings. The Vigilance Group has taken decades of military and law enforcement experience and developed a curriculum that can actually help reduce the opportunity for an act of violence. Although initially developed for female college students, we have found the application for this skill set to be much broader. Virtually any organization who employs women should consider this as investment in their employees’ welfare. Our workshops are centered around the concept of skillful observation and response. Although self-defense and survival techniques are demonstrated and taught, our primary emphasis is on risk-avoidance and empowering students to recognize and respond appropriately to potential threats thus reducing the possibility of violence altogether.