Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety

Created in 2000, the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety (VCSCS), located within the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, focuses on improving and enhancing safety by addressing topics which affect Virginia law enforcement, schools, and institutions of higher education. The VCSCS is a resource and training center for information and research about national and statewide safety efforts and initiatives in K-12 schools and institutions of higher education. Through Virginia Code § 9.1-184, the VCSCS is mandated to:

The VCSCS strives to achieve all of these mandates and to be a one-stop service center to K-12 schools, institutions of higher learning, and law enforcement agencies. On the VCSCS’ webpages, constituents will find trending topics, resources, trainings, and legislation updates for the fields of:

Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety Staff

Director

Donna Michaelis
804.371.6506
Email Donna

Staff

Betsy Bell, K-12 Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Coordinator
804.418.4629
Email Betsy
Tracy Matthews, Law Enforcement Training and Grants Supervisor
804.371.0635
Email Tracy
Brad Stang, Threat Assessment Program Coordinator
804.786.3973 
Email Brad
James Christian, K-12 School Safety and Threat Assessment Supervisor
804.357.0967
Email James

Michelle Miles, SRO/SSO Grant Monitor
804.225.1846
Email Michelle

Karen D. Thomas, Threat Assessment Grant Compliance Specialist
804.586.1743
Email Karen
Marc Dawkins, Campus Safety Supervisor
804.380.9709 
Email Marc

Carol Miller, Administrative Training Specialist
804.225.4111
Email Carol

Lori Walters, Administrative Training Specialist
804.225.2091
Email Lori
Shellie Evers, School Safety Training and Conference Coordinator
804.629.7042
Email Shellie

Nicole Phelps, Criminal Justice Grant Program Specialist
804.786.1577
Email Nicole

Nikki Wilcox, School Safety Audit and Climate Survey Coordinator
804.786.3923
Email Nicole
Kristina Fawcett, Technical Assistance and Information Dissemination Coordinator
804.225.3948 
Email Kristina
Chris Scuderi, Public Safety Law Enforcement Training Coordinator
804.482.8780
Email Chris

Gillian Wilson, Resource Development and Online Training Coordinator
804.482.8922
Email Gillian

Patrick Harris, Crime Prevention Coordinator
804.786.5367
Email Patrick
Kim Simon, SRO/SSO Training and Program Coordinator
804.205.3803
Email Kim

General Questions?

vcscs@dcjs.virginia.gov