If you are aware of an emergency, or immediate safety concerns, call 911 and report the danger to law enforcement. If you are concerned about threatening behavior or a disturbing situation, that is NOT an emergency event, use the "TIPS" link to the left or contact one of the team members listed below or submit the information on this threat assessment online form. You may also submit your information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Intervention is Essential
Preventing violence and supporting the safety and well-being of the college community are the responsibilities of all members of the SVCC community. Campus safety is enhanced through community members identifying behaviors of concern and reporting the concerns in a caring and timely manner. Early identification of such concerns allows SVCC to intervene more effectively to address behaviors that are threatening or significantly disruptive to the learning, living and working environment of SVCC.
The Threat Assessment Team
Virginia law requires the institution to have a threat assessment team to identify, assess and intervene with individuals whose behavior poses a threat to the safety of the campus community.
The SVCC Threat Assessment Team is staffed by representatives from several college departments. The mission of the Threat Assessment Team is to determine if an individual poses a threat to self, others, or the SVCC community and to intervene to avert the threat and maintain the safety of the situation. The team responds to behaviors exhibited by students, employees, visitors, and non-affiliated persons in an attempt to prevent violence so that SVCC remains a safe and secure working and learning environment.
- Unusual or abrupt changes in behaviors or patterns;
- Extreme reaction to a loss or traumatic event;
- Preoccupation with weapons, violent events or persons who have engaged in violent acts;
- Uncharacteristically poor performance;
- References to harming others or planning a violent or destructive event;
- Evidence of depression, hopelessness, or suicidal thoughts/plans;
- Inappropriate responses such as prolonged irritability, angry outbursts, or intense reactions;
- Strained interpersonal relations, isolating behaviors, or low self-esteem;
- Significant change in life circumstances such as loss of job or relationship;
Again, these are just examples of behaviors that may cause concern. If you observe or become aware of situations that cause concern for safety, consult with colleagues, supervisors or college officials and report your concerns.
How to Share Your Concern
Emergency Situations: If you are aware of an emergency, or immediate safety concerns, call 911 and report the danger to law enforcement.
Non-Emergencies: If you are concerned about threatening behavior or a disturbing situation, that is NOT an emergency event, contact one of the team members listed below or submit the information on this online threat assessment form (This form goes only to members of the team). Or you may email the team at email@example.com.
What You Need to Share
When providing information, please include the name of the person you are concerned about, the behaviors you observed, and your name. While the Threat Assessment Team does accept anonymous reports, if you don't identify yourself, the team has fewer options for addressing the situation you are concerned about.
What Will Happen to the Information You Share
Your identity and the information you share will be treated privately with your safety in mind. The information will be used to address the situation in a respectful and helpful manner. The college's Threat Assessment Team will gather more information about the situation and implement a plan to enhance the safety of the campus community.
The Threat Assessment Team:
Eddie Bennett: 434-736-2055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Dunson: 434-949-1040 or email@example.com
Austin Hancock: 434-736-2057 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Edmonds: 434-949-1006 or email@example.com
Shannon Feinman: 434-736-2017 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa George: 434-949-6601 or email@example.com
Bethany Harris: 434-949-1007 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vincent Brown: 434.949.5511or email@example.com
Alfonzo Seward: 434-949-1092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorothea Sizemore: 434-736-2051 or email@example.com
Chad Wollenberg: 434-949-1033 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Wray: 434-949-1040 or email@example.com
John Hicks: 434-949-1070 or John.firstname.lastname@example.org