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California University proudly embraces its Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, which notes the right to safety and security and the responsibility to ensure the safety and security of others. In our efforts to promote a safe and secure learning and work environment, a threat response, assessment and intervention team has been created to regularly discuss issues relating to violence, security and potential threats directed at the University's students, faculty or staff. This team will provide a structured way to share information regarding potential acts of violence that will also allow for intervention.
Reasons for T.R.A.I.T. Referral
- Self-injurious behavior/suicidal ideation or attempt.
- Behaviors include, but are not limited to suicidal thoughts or action.
- Erratic behavior (including online activities) that disrupts
the mission and/or normal proceedings of University students, faculty, staff,
- Behaviors include, but are not limited to: weapons on and off campus, significant inappropriate disruption to community, potential for safety being compromised.
- Involuntary transportation to the hospital for alcohol and drug use/abuse.
Identify – Often, the accumulation of information identifies a person who poses a threat and helps to identify the level of that threat; therefore,the team ensures appropriate information exchange.
Assess – If additional information is needed to assess the level of risk, the team functions as an investigative body charged with gathering relevant and confidential information for the purposes of providing for the safety, security and well-being of the person at risk and the campus community at large.
Manage – When a determination is made that the person in question is at risk or poses a risk to others, the team recommends and/or implementssteps for intervention, which may be medical, psychological, judicial or legal. In many cases, the standing policies and procedures of the University and external agencies dictate the intervention strategies.
Reduce – Violence prevention is best accomplished by stopping the process before it gets started. Addressing minor violations of University policy lowers the risk of aggressive responses and increases the possibility of peaceful solutions.
Educate – The campus community must be educated to that it can identify and refer students, staff and faculty at risk for posing a danger to the University community. In addition, the team must seek educational and professional development opportunities to maintain a knowledge base.