Official Signing of Community-based Violence/Threat Risk Assessment Protocol
December 11, 2014 – 8:45 a.m.
1645 Woodroffe Avenue-Confederation Education Centre
Four regional school boards, Ottawa Police Service and community partners will officially sign the Community/Violence/Threat Risk Assessment Protocol on Thursday, December 11 at 8:45 a.m. The signing will take place at Confederation Education Centre which is located at 1645 Woodroffe Avenue.
The signing officials represent the: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB); Conseil des écoles publiques de l’est de l’Ontario (CEPEO); Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE); Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB); Ottawa Police Service; Probation Services; Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO); The Royal; Youth Services Bureau (YSB); Crossroads Children’s Centre; Childrens’ Aid Society of Ottawa (CAS);Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services; Centre Roberts/Smart Centre; Maison Fraternité; Centre Psycho-social; Centre Jules-Léger; Youturn Youth Support Services /services d’appui a la jeunesse.
The school boards, police, and community partners are committed to continue to maintain and enhance working and learning environments that keep our students and staff safe. The implementation of a community violence/threat risk assessment protocol will ensure collaborative and pro-active planning in relation to safety issues.
The strength of this school board community partnership lies in the multi-disciplinary composition of the response team. The response team will share and review student information and together will create a plan of action that benefits our students, staff, and community. This collaborative process will respect the individual’s right to privacy, while maintaining safety for all.
“Our Community Partners are pleased to have been a part of the process related to the development of the Violent/Threat Risk Assessment Protocol. The work that has been done will benefit each and every one of us in the Ottawa Community. We look forward to our continued participation in this collaboration.”
The overall design of the local protocol was based on the work of Kevin Cameron and his colleague Theresa Campbell.
Ms. Campbell is a certified trainer and consultant with the Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment & Trauma Response and serves as a representative on municipal, provincial and federal committees. She is also the executive producer of five award-winning gang prevention documentaries and has been recognized for her work by all three levels of Canadian government.
Ms. Campbell will provide a two-day Level 1: Threat Assessment Training for local school and police officials and community partners. The workshops will be held on December 11and December 12, 2014
Ms. Campbell, School Board, Ottawa Police Officials and community partners will be available for comment following the official signing of the protocol, just prior to their workshop, which begins at 9:00 a.m.