What is Threat Assessment and Management?

Threat Assessment and Management, within the context of higher education, is a multidisciplinary approach and coordinated process, which involves careful and contextual identification and assessment of behaviors and situations that raise concern and may precede violent behavior from occurring on a campus or to members of the campus community. Early identification of these concerning behaviors and situations enable campuses to carefully and thoughtfully take appropriate precautionary steps intended to prevent targeted violence from occurring. Additionally, Threat Assessment and Management attempts to provide and/or refer to appropriate support resources, for both persons displaying concerning behaviors and those that may be impacted, whether they be students, employees or other members of the community.