Partnership spotlight - Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment & Support Protocol (VTRA)

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Partnership spotlight - Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment & Support Protocol (VTRA)

The Regina Open Door Society is one of the community agencies that are a part of the Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment & Support Protocol (VTRA) with The Regina Human Service Partnership.

This Protocol supports collaborative planning among the partners to reduce violence and prevent traumatic events.

It highlights a community response to violence and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to respond to threat-making behaviours.

It emphasizes safe, caring and restorative approaches, fosters timely sharing of information; and promotes early interventions and supportive and preventative planning.

In 2017, the Regina Human Service Partnership (RHSP) signed the Regina Human Service Partnership's Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment & Support Protocol at a ceremony at Campus Regina Public. This is an essential tool for creating and maintaining safe environments for students, staff, parents/guardians and community members.

The RHSP is made up of representatives from Regina Public Schools; Regina Catholic Schools; Regina Police Service; Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Child & Youth Services; Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services; Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, Corrections & Policing; City of Regina Fire & Protective Services; City of Regina Community Services; and the Regina Open Door Society. 

Through a collaborative process involving research, consultation, and input from the various agencies, the members of the RHSP have formalized their partnership and developed the Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment & Support Protocol to facilitate their work together. The Protocol’s vision states that “Violence prevention in our schools and communities is a community responsibility.”

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