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Official Signing of Community-based Violence/Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

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


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 11


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.

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