Threat Assessment and Management Publications ​

All PCCD-authored publications related to threat assessment and those produced by our state partners that deal specifically with threat assessment can be accessed here, along with those the team have selected as being important in the field in supporting schools establish and operate effective threat management teams and processes.


PCCD – Questions and Answers on K-12 Threat Assessment Procedures and School-based Intervention Teams (December 2019)

PCCD – Model K-12 Threat Assessment Procedures and Guidelines (December 2019)

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence (2018)

Protecting America’s Schools: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Targeted School Violence (2019)

Of course, the listings here are not intended to be exhaustive and will be focused, principally, on applied threat assessment and management practice. A wider ranging listing of threat assessment references can be found at Appendix D of the Model K-12 Threat Assessment Procedures and Guidelines, with listings grouped thematically around: threat assessment in general; school safety and violence prevention; emergency management and response to school violence; confidentiality, privacy and consent.

As the project progresses, technical assistance guidance notes will be developed and accessible from here that deal with high consequence and / or recurrent issues and challenges our threat assessment teams across the Commonwealth deal with.

When these guidance notes are published, all users who have registered on the site will be alerted automatically.