Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety

Created in 2000, the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety (VCSCS), located within the DCJS Division of Law Enforcement, 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, Manager
804.371.6506
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James Christian, School Safety Coordinator
804.357.0967
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Marc Dawkins, Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Coordinator
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, Public Safety Training Coordinator
804.225.3948
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Patrick Harris, Grant Specialist
804.786.5367
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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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Jessica Rothenberg, Grant Specialist
804.225.1847
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Karen Thomas, Threat Assessment Grant Coordinator
804.586.1743
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Lori Walters, Administrative Training Specialist
804.225.2091
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