Regional School Safety Centers
School-based threat assessment teams
Starting with the 2020/21 school year, all LEAs are required to have school-based threat assessment teams in place (RCW 28A.320.123).
To support these efforts, each ESD provides training, resources, and consultation to schools to implement the Salem-Kaiser Threat Assessment System, a preventative, multi-agency/multi-disciplinary, trauma informed protocol that helps schools in addressing situations that may pose a threat of harm and to provide options for intervention. The Model is constructed with an equity lens and is focused on keeping students who are at risk from committing violent acts in school; protecting students and staff from potential violence; and providing student-focused safety plans using community resources to mitigate threats.
The threat assessment process is coordinated by a unique collaborative team that includes community mental health, law enforcement, courts, and juvenile justice, in partnership with the schools.
Statewide Training Opportunities
Regional Threat Assessment Coordinators
For more information, please contact your regional coordinator.