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 Service, 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

Donna Michaelis, Division Director
804.371.6506
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Betsy Bell, K-12 Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Coordinator
804.418.4629
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James Christian, K-12 School Safety and Threat Assessment Supervisor
804.357.0967
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Marc Dawkins, Campus Safety and Technical Assistance Supervisor
804.380.9709
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Shellie Evers, School Safety Audit Coordinator and Conference Planner
804.629.7042
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Kristina Fawcett, Technical Assistance and Information Dissemination Coordinator
804.225.3948
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Tracy Matthews, Law Enforcement Training Coordinator
804.371.0635
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Carol Miller, Administrative Training Specialist
804.225.4111
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Patrick Harris, Crime Prevention Coordinator
804.786.5367
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Kim Simon, SRO/SSO Training and Program Coordinator
804.205.3803
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Brad Stang, Threat Assessment Program Coordinator
804.786.3973
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Karen D. Thomas, Threat Assessment Grant Coordinator
804.586.1743
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Lori Walters, Administrative Training Specialist
804.225.2091
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Nicole Wilcox, Ed.D., Climate Survey Specialist
804.786.3923
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Gillian Wilson, Resource Development and Online Training Coordinator
804.482.8922
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