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Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment & Support Protocol

Media Advisory Release Date: January 22, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Media are invited to the Regina Human Service Partnership (RHSP) Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment & Support Protocol signing ceremony which will add the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina to the Protocol.

When:    11:30 a.m., Thursday, January 23, 2020
Where:   Atrium, Research and Innovation Centre
             University of Regina, Main Campus

The Protocol promotes a multidisciplinary, community-based response to violence and collaborative planning among the partners to reduce violence and prevent traumatic events.

Based on best practices, the Protocol reflects the work of J. Kevin Cameron, Executive Director of the North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response (NACTATR). The Centre was established by Cameron in the aftermath of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton Colorado and a second school shooting eight days later in Alberta, Canada. Cameron led the school-based crisis team in Canada.

Cameron will be speaking at the ceremony and, along with signatories to the agreement, will be available for media interviews after the signing.

Members of the RHSP include: Regina Public Schools; Regina Catholic Schools; Regina Police Service; Mental Health and Addiction Service (Regina), Integrated Health Services – Urban, Saskatchewan Health Authority; Ministry of Social Services; Ministry of Corrections and Policing; Regina Fire & Protective Services; City of Regina Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services; Regina Open Door Society; Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies; Saskatchewan Polytechnic; and the University of Regina.

 

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