Public Safety

School Safety Provider Intros Threat Assessment Management Tool

CrisisGo wants to help schools manage student safety concerns. The Student Threat Assessment Manager is a platform for educators and school staff to identify and monitor "complex students" who display a pattern of behavior that makes them a potential threat to themselves or others.

The tool helps assessment teams to collaborate on collecting threat reports, conducting investigations, compiling information and coordinating with law enforcement.

The Student Threat Assessment Manager is designed to:

  • Reduce the time it takes to investigate threats.
  • Improve communication and collaboration during a threat investigation.
  • Increase capacity to thoroughly manage every threat that gets reported.
  • Enhance coordination with local law enforcement and outside resources.
  • Ensure the privacy of threat assessment data.

"In order to prevent violence in schools, behavioral assessments should be a primary component of teacher and staff trainings and the daily routine of all staff," said Steve Webb, superintendent of Goreville Community Unit School District 1 in Illinois. "CrisisGo bridges the gap between the two by allowing Behavioral Assessment Teams and front-line staff to communicate and assess suspect behaviors in an online platform so that everyone is on the same page and help can be provided in a prompt manner."

More information about the Student Threat Assessment Manager is available on CrisisGo's website.

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Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe covering education policy and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.

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