Student Threat Assessment for Florida Schools

Our consultants have assisted scores of Florida schools in assessing student threats and reducing risks of targeted violence.

CIS school security consultants have assisted schools in the Tampa and Orlando areas in reducing risks of violence through student threat assessment and management.

As spotlighted by the U.S. Secret Service and National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), most acts of targeted violence in schools are preceded by a process of ideation, planning, and preparation. Correspondingly, students proceeding on the pathway to violence often exhibit personality characteristics and behaviors which can serve as a warning. In these situations, conducting a student threat assessment can provide critical opportunity for intervention or protective response.

Our team of professionals has assisted scores of Florida schools in assessing potential threat situations and navigating complex and sensitive decisions essential to managing risk.

To ensure that our assessments are both functionally-effective and legally-defensible, CIS employs the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) model as the base methodology, and investigates and assesses threats in accordance with best practices as promoted by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), U.S. Secret Service, and National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. And when applicable, our student threat assessments are also supported by the use of evidence-based structured professional judgement (SPJ) instruments, such as the Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk 21 (WAVR-21) in post-secondary settings.

The following video provides an overview of the student threat assessment process and some of the factors encompassed in our assessments.

For assistance with an urgent threat concern, call us at (727) 461-9417 or use the following web form.

Student Threat Assessment Experience & Expertise

Articles by CIS Student Threat Assessment Professionals

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