The Virginia Center for School & Campus Safety is dedicated to supporting our constituents in the K-12 environment through training, with resources and technical assistance, and by guiding best practices.  One of the many important components for K-12 schools is Safety & Security - on this portion of the website visitors will find information on School Security Officers, the annual School Safety Audit, and other school safety topics. 

Virginia C.A.R.E.S. 


Threat Assessment - Since the passage of legislation which mandated the creation of a threat assessment team in all Virginia public schools, threat assessment has been a hot, and oftentimes confusing, topic.  To assist, the VCSCS published model policies and procedures and legal updates for threat assessment teams, and offers basic threat assessment and legal issues training.  Additionally, to assist schools in explaining threat assessment and reporting to students, parents, and staff, VCSCS will be launching Virginia C.A.R.E.S.  Virginia C.A.R.E.S. is a multi-pronged approach to engagement and awareness in schools that will include videos and resources on threat assessment.  The campaign will work to build Caring, Awareness, Recognition, Engagement, and Support in Virginia schools.  To receive notifications regarding this program, and other VCSCS trainings and resources, modify the subscription options on your DCJS user account.  K12 Threat Assessment in Virginia Schools, an instructional video for school staff, parents, and community members is now available.  

K-12 Staff Contacts

Donna Michaelis, Manager
Email Donna

James Christian, School Safety Coordinator
Email James

Shellie Evers, School Safety Audit Coordinator and Conference Planner 
Email Shellie