DHS Awards Grant to USC to Expand Threat Assessment and Management in Medical Systems

The Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships has announced a new $298 thousand award to USC under its Targeted Violence and Terrorism Reduction grant program.   

USC will expand its threat assessment and management training and services as well as its active shooter training program throughout the Keck Medical system. Keck will establish certified threat assessment liaisons to learn about threat assessment and management. Threat assessment liaisons and threat assessment teams will attend behavior-based threat assessment and targeted violence prevention training, verbal de-escalation training, and active shooter preparedness and response training. USC will also develop a threat assessment and active shooter prevention tool kit specific to the healthcare setting that can be utilized by local and national healthcare systems. 

Posted: September 30, 2021