Sudbury District Restorative Justice is a protocol partner with Violent Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) committee for the Sudbury District. This protocol has been developed through a process of consultation and input from multiple community partners, including all four boards of education serving the Sudbury District, police services (GSPS, OPP, and Tribal Police Services), and community agencies, including Sudbury District Restorative Justice.
Sudbury District Restorative Justice staff are trained to be part of this protocol.
Effective implementation of a VTRA protocol allows timely collaboration between multi-disciplinary partners to surround and help individuals and families at risk. When the protocol is engaged, effective and appropriate information sharing regarding youth allows partners to provide early intervention in situations in the school and/or community setting where a person of concern is involved in threat-related or worrisome behaviour.
As partners, we agree that we will respond without delay to threat-related or worrisome
behaviours through the multi-disciplinary approach as outlined in this protocol and
Notice to Clients, Guardians/Parents, Community: Community Threat Assessment Protocol
- Sudbury District Restorative Justice is committed to providing safe environments for all individuals.
- When a person’s behaviour poses a serious threat to their safety or the safety of others, the Community Threat Assessment Protocol may be activated.
- The protocol will guide agency personnel to respond quickly to threatening behaviour and put measures into place to protect others and the individual(s) of concern.
- When the Community Threat Assessment Protocol is activated parents/guardians of a minor child/youth will be notified.
- Sudbury District Restorative Justice, police services and community partners, including school boards, will work together to assess the threat and implement interventions.
- The Community Protocol Partners will share information, advice and support, and plans will be developed to minimize risk.
- The parents/guardians of a minor child/youth who made the threat have an important role to play in the process of gathering information and establishing a plan for the minor child/youth, which will enable the team to evaluate and minimize risk.
- If a concern for safety still exists, and parents/guardians cannot be reached, or if they choose not to provide consent to share information, the threat assessment at a Stage One will proceed.
- In sharing personal information, each individual’s right to privacy will be balanced with the need to ensure the safety of all.
- If you have any questions regarding the Community Threat Assessment Protocol, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.