The University of Virginia and the University of Virginia Medical Center are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all faculty, staff, students, Medical Center employees, patients, and visitors. In compliance with , the University and Medical Center have established a multidisciplinary violence prevention committee and threat assessment team (TAT).
The TAT engages in a proactive, coordinated, and objective approach to assess, manage, intervene, and mitigate identified violent or threatening behavior by and against students, faculty, staff, Medical Center employees, patients, and visitors or other non-affiliated individuals.
Safety is a community responsibility. The TAT promotes and endorses violence prevention programming through its multidisciplinary partnership. Students, faculty, and employees are encouraged to participate in TAT endorsed training through , , , , , and . The Director of Threat Assessment provides training on various topics including warning behaviors, early intervention, reporting responsibilities, and University Policy HRM-028. Training requests can be made to the Director of Threat Assessment.