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Violence and Risk Threat JERRY FORD 2018


Assessment Protocol re-signing



by Dana McArthur The VRTA protocol provides a
multidimensional threat assessment for January 8 & 22
During Yellowhead County Council's incidents involving youth, and aims
Governance and Priorities meeting held through collaboration with a variety
January 16 representatives from the partners, to identify at risk youth. There
West Yellowhead Community Violence is a ten step process with three different February 5, 19
and Risk Threat Assessment (VRTA) stages or levels of risk outlined within
Committee asked Council if they would the protocol.
agree to a re-signing of the VRTA "I can tell you this procedure works.
Protocol. It not only offers protocols dealing with March 5, 19
James Randall, Principal of Pine the individual posing a threat, but it
Grove; Karen Shipka, Assistant also offers support to the victim(s) of
Superintendent - Learning Services; the threat," said Randall.
and Nancy Freedman, Learning Mayor Gerald Soroka informed the April 2, 16, 30
Services Supervisor - Inclusive new members of Council that, "The
Learning gave a presentation to County threat assessment protocol allows for
Council regarding the VRTA Protocol. the exchange of information between
The group also made the same partners to identify a threat before it May 14, 28
presentation to Edson Town Council becomes a 'Columbine'." If each agency
the same day. shares one piece of the puzzle then they
The GYPSD and Living Waters can start to put the picture together.
school divisions, Yellowhead County, Councillor Dawn Mitchell asked, June 11, 25
RCMP, Alberta Health Services, Victim "What if the parents refuse to cooperate
Services, Children's Services, and the with the assessment procedures?”
Edson Friendship Center, are just some Randall replied, "The threat assessment
of the community partners who have process would continue in order to July 9, 23
agreed to support the protocol in the ensure a safe and caring learning
past. environment. This is why we have
Principal Randall said, "Right now other agencies involved like Child
education is a key priority with this Services and the RCMP." photo Dana McArthur August 6, 20
protocol. This offers us concrete The VRTA protocol is used in many
procedures to follow in the event of a communities throughout the province. Yellowhead County FCSS Supervisor Wendy Robinson with one of the
Theft Complaints threat. We are not talking about two "It is our goal that this procedure 72 hour Emergency Kits being offered by the County. In the case of an September 3, 17
emergency residents are encouraged to have a kit in place that would
kids pushing each other. We are talking
continues as a valuable part of the
top list of about serious threats and intent, community," said Randall. A formal help them to manage for up to 72 hours without aid. These kits contain
emergency rations (3 day’s worth for 2 or 4 people), first aid kit, water
possession of weapons or replicas,
protocol re-signing is scheduled for
purification tablets and much more. A limited number of kits are available
bomb threats, fire setting, sexual
later in the year for the participating
RCMP calls assault, or social media threats." community partners. at a cost priced from $160 for a 2 person kit, or $185 for a 4 person kit. October 1, 15, 29
They can be picked up at the Yellowhead County Wildwood Office.
January 1 to 7 saw 111 calls for service by
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Other calls included 13 Traffic Collisions,
12 Assistance Calls, 9 Traffic Complaints, 8 December 10, 24
Alarms/False Alarms, 8 Suspicious Persons
or Vehicles, 8 Assault, 7 Mischief or
Damage, 6 False/Abandoned 911 Call, 4
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