Behavioral Threat Assessment Solution

Our consulting approach and tools incorporate the threat assessment models established by the United States Secret Service as implemented by the State of Virginia to improve the K-12 threat assessment process.

Public Consulting Group (PCG)’s Behavioral Threat Assessment (BTA) uses a case management approach to navigate the escalation pathway


  • Fidelity – secure web-based tool that ensures a consistent process is followed and implemented for each incident/threat
  • Administer with Security – enables transparency by providing district administrators line of sight on real-time threat management process steps while also providing appropriate security
  • Best Practice – aligns to federal, state and district best practices for behavioral threat assessment designed to meet the recommendations of the Secret Service, FBI, and state commissions on student threat
  • Students Receive Counseling – threat monitoring plans ensure that students receive the interventions they need to address behavioral issues
  • Lower Risk – by addressing issues earlier and more responsively, the incidence of high-risks threats is lowered



  1. Identify the threat
  2. Review contextual evidence including interviews
  3. Assign risk level
  4. Plan the actions/interventions necessary
  5. Monitor the student’s behavior and ensure actions/interventions are completed
  6. Analyze the data and trends


District Responsibilities

Steps for Preventing Targeted School Violence

  1. Establish a multidisciplinary threat assessment team
  2. Define prohibited or concerning behaviors
  3. Create a central reporting mechanism
  4. Determine the threshold for law enforcement intervention
  5. Establish assessment procedures
  6. Develop risk management options
  7. Create and promote safe school climate
  8. Conduct training for all stakeholders




Our solution and consulting services will help you...

  • Implement PCG’s BTA solution as the unifying electronic tool to capture all of the necessary information from beginning to the end of the process thus providing transparency and supporting best practices
  • Facilitate immediate communications and collaboration from assigned BTA team members that are both internal and external to the district, at one time, from anywhere
  • Notifications to personnel immediately, anytime, from any place, in order to head off potential harm
  • Develop and deliver blended learning training and support in all essential areas to build consistency, confidence and fidelity in BTA practices among all members of the teams (e.g. privacy, communication, collaboration, documentation reporting, rehearsing real-life plays, scenarios and simulations)