School Threat Assessment and Intervention Teams
Throughout the state, many schools are taking steps to make schools safer while simultaneously supporting student well-being. Implementing a threat assessment is one example of these efforts.
A threat assessment is a violence prevention strategy that that aims to:
- Identify students who may be planning to commit an act of violence
- Determine the seriousness of the threat of violence
- Intervene to prevent the act from occurring and address the underlying problem or conflict
We invite you to watch this video to learn more about school-based threat assessments and why they are beneficial for supporting students and school safety. And please check out the report, Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model, for more information on how to implement a threat assessment and intervention process in your school.
If you are interested in implementing a threat assessment process in your school please contact Michele Henson (email@example.com) as funding and other resources may be available.