The goal of the Violence/Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) process is to ensure that every incident of youth violence in our communities is addressed. VTRA is early intervention, which is quite possibly prevention.
As a Division, and in cooperation with other local school divisions, government, RCMP and community partners, NGPS administrators and leadership staff have completed intensive safety training through the North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response.
Together, we have developed a prevention and intervention protocol to respond to situations in which students may be posing a threat to themselves or others. As always, our goal is to keep our students and schools safe and respond to threats in a proactive and coordinated manner that provides for a healthy and caring learning environment. The Whitecourt & Surrounding Area, Violence Threat Risk Assessment Community Protocol applies to all NGPS school communities.