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Creating a Targeted Violence Prevention Plan

As we approach the start of the 2020/2021 school year it is important to have our minds on safety and security. The obvious threat at the moment is Covid-19 and the direct impact it will have on the students and school staff. However, with a long period of time from school there will be a heighten risk of targeted violence at schools. Threats increase exponentially after a long break away from the classroom.


One way to address the potential risk is to create a Targeted Violence Prevention Plan. This approach provides the framework for schools to identify, assess and manage students who pose a risk of violence or other harmful behavior.

The eight steps to creating a Targeted Violence Prevention Plan;

Step 1 – Establish a multidisciplinary threat assessment team

Step 2 - Define concerning behaviors

Step 3 - Establish and provide training on a central reporting system

Step 4 – Determine the threshold for law enforcement intervention

Step 5 – Establish threat assessment procedures

Step 6 – Develop risk management options

Step 7 – Create and promote a safe school climate

Step 8 – Provide training for all stakeholders

Black Ops Tactical Consulting provides security consulting for organizations of all types. We provide risk assessments, training as well as physical security for our clients. For more information about how to create a Targeted Violence Prevention Plan or to schedule a consultation to discuss other security needs please contact us at www.blackopstacticaconsutling.com




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