For Immediate Release / December 2, 2019

St. Albert & Sturgeon Regional Partners to Sign VTRA Community Protocol

The Violence Threat Risk Assessment Steering Committee Invites Media to the Official Signing

The Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response (CTATR) has developed a specialized Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol to address the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to respond to potential threats in our schools and communities. The City of St. Albert, along with many partners, will be declaring their continued commitment to participate in specialized VTRA training and the Protocol’s implementation in future emergency situations affecting our communities. The Committee invites the media to attend the formal signing of the Protocol:

Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol Signing

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 12 to 12:15 p.m.

St. Albert Curling Club

3 Taché Street, St. Albert

The Protocol’s development reflects multi-disciplinary, scientific research from experts, including medical and mental health professionals, law enforcement and specialists in the field of threat management. The Protocol has been previously adopted by organizations across the country, including mental health institutions, police services, children’s aide societies, probation offices and hospitals, among others. The Protocol promotes common language and understanding of the VTRA model, makes use of a broad range of expertise and solidifies the importance of timely collaboration about children or youth who pose a risk of violence towards themselves or others.

The Protocol signatories include the following partners:

  • AHS Addiction and Mental Health Edmonton Zone
  • Canadian Armed Forces Military Police Group
  • City of St. Albert
  • Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord No. 2
  • Government of Alberta (Justice and Solicitor General, Children’s Services, Edmonton Region)
  • Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 734
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Morinville Detachment
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Redwater Detachment
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police, St. Albert Detachment
  • St. Albert and Sturgeon Regional Collaborative Service Delivery
  • St. Albert Public Schools
  • Sturgeon County
  • Sturgeon Public Schools
  • The Father’s House Christian School
  • Town of Bon Accord
  • Town of Gibbons
  • Town of Redwater

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Last edited: December 11, 2019