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Threat Assessment at UVA

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 Virginia Code §23.1-805, 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 University violence prevention efforts through its multidisciplinary partnership. Students, faculty, and employees are encouraged to participate in training through CAPS, ODOS, EOCR, FEAP, Human Resources, and University Police. The Director of Threat Assessment provides training on various topics including warning behaviors, early intervention, and University Policy HRM-028. Training requests can be made to the Director of Threat Assessment.