Office of Threat Assessment

The Office of Threat Assessment (OTA) provides threat assessment expertise to the Violence Prevention Committee (VPC) and Threat Assessment Team (TAT). OTA staff are seasoned mental health and law enforcement professionals with specialized training, experience, and certifications in threat assessment with years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams.

OTA determines a strategic direction and membership for the VPC and TAT; leads the VPC process for the development of policies and procedures for the prevention of violence on Grounds; coordinates and facilitates expedited and routine TAT meetings; collects and gathers case information; conducts interviews with involved parties; ensures the appropriate documentation is contained in the TAT record; coordinates annual training for members; maintains compliance with University Policy and Virginia Code §23.1-805 regarding threat assessment; and oversees University and Medical Center training on various threat assessment and management topics including warning behaviors, early intervention, and reporting.