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Shoreline Threat Assessment Team

The Shoreline Threat Assessment Team (STAT) works to help make the campus a safer place. STAT strives to identify actual and potential threats to safety and then intervene at the earliest possible moment. In order to do this, STAT is composed of college employees from across campus in multiple disciplines.

STAT’s Purpose

  • Educate and empower the campus community to recognize, report and effectively address concerning, dangerous and threatening behaviors.
  • Conduct threat assessments related to individuals threatening to harm themselves and/or others and intervene.
  • Identify and provide care/support services and resources to individuals in need.
  • Provide recommendations to appropriate campus constituents to help manage concerning situations and behaviors, preferably before they escalate to become threats or acts of violence.
  • Support and consult with campus members who experience concerning or potentially threatening behaviors.
  • Collect, assess, and track information about student behaviors.
  • Provide prevention education related to student conduct, violence and provide support services in response to acts of violence.

What And When to Report

In an emergency, call 9-1-1.  STAT does NOT respond directly to emergencies.

For specific information related to what, when, and where to report, please see the STAT referral guide.

STAT serves as a kind of safety net and early detection system for the campus. Information about persons affecting the Shoreline community, including students, employees, visitors and others may be reported to STAT. Data show that acts of violence are often planned in advance and that warning signs are exhibited ahead of time.

Report any behavior that causes you or others to feel unsafe.  Err on the side of reporting any information, even if you are not sure or just want the information tracked in case there is a bigger pattern. The STAT approach is designed to “connect the dots” in order to intervene before someone turns to violence as a solution.

If you report an act of violence or crime, please be prepared to share:

  • Your contact information
  • Name/any known information about the person you are referring
  • Summary of the observed behavior or concern, including when and where it occurred
  • Any attempts to intervene, manage, or address the behavior
  • Anything else you think seems important

 You can make an anonymous report

What happens?

After reviewing a report, a STAT member will contact the reporting party no later than the next business day. The STAT conducts an initial threat assessment on every referral to determine whether some initial action is warranted. In many cases, the outcome of the initial assessment is simply to offer support and resources to either the individual who reports the concern, the person of concern, or both.

In some cases, a more in-depth investigation may occur before the STAT can determine the possible threat level. The reporting party will be kept informed as appropriate for the situation while being mindful of the privacy concerns of all parties involved.

If there is a potential threat, the STAT provides guidance and recommendations to the appropriate individuals to mitigate or manage the threat. STAT retains all reported information to assist in identifying potential behavioral patterns.

STAT can help those who report to contact the police as well as on- and off-campus support resources if there is a safety concern. While maintaining privacy is STAT's goal, be aware that reports and other communication may be subject to review as outlined in federal and state laws. The campus does not tolerate retaliation.

Who serves on STAT?
  • Derek Levy, Associate Dean, Student Support Programs (STAT Chair)
  • Mariko Kakiuchi, Director of Youth Re-Engagement Programs
  • Edwin Lucero, Campus Security Sergeant
  • Lianne Almughirah, Assistant Director of International Student Success
  • Nancy Marshall, Administrative Assistant, Dean of Student's Office

Helpful Resources

The following resources may be helpful to you:

How to report

Use the referral guide, or call Safety and Security at 206-546-4633 or contact one of the following administrators:

Derek Levy - Associate Dean, Student Support Programs (STAT Chair)

Room: 5216
206-546-4544

dlevy@shoreline.edu

 
Mariko Kakiuchi - Director, Youth Re-Engagement & High School Completion
Room: 5100
206-546-7848
mkakiuchi@shoreline.edu
 
Lianne Almughirah - Assistant Director of International Student Success
Room: 9302
546-533-6664
lalmughirah@shoreline.edu