• Oct 24, 2022 - Oct 24, 2022
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Criminal Justice Institute

Threat assessment is a critical component of preventing school shootings and other targeted violence on campus.  The Arkansas Center for School Safety (the Center) has been awarded a Bureau of Justice Assistance grant to assist Arkansas school districts, both public and private, to develop effective behavioral threat assessment teams and processes.

Basic Behavioral Threat Assessment (BBTA) is a seven-hour course that will explore the basic procedures and guidelines for threat assessment teams. The course will be delivered in person at the Criminal Justice Institute on June 6, 2022. Class will begin at 08:30 and end at 04:30 with a 1 hour break for lunch.


  • Strategies for diverting students on a violent trajectory
  • Components of threat assessment policies and procedures
  • Defining and identifying behaviors for assessment screenings
  • Levels of interventions needed to deter acts of violence

This course includes interactive scenarios designed for actual behavioral threat assessment teams. It is recommended that all members or potential members of a school threat assessment team should attend the same course delivery.

  • This is a 7 hour class, and there is no charge for attending.