Chapter 8

Seven Components of a Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan

Abstract

Building an effective violence prevention program means planning for four main contingencies: violence prevention, threat management, violence response, and business recovery. To do this, an organization must develop each of the seven main components of the plan. Each is vitally important and all will fit into at least one of the four contingencies. The seven components are hiring processes, communication, policies, reporting processes, training, physical security, and the creation and implementation of a risk assessment and management team. Many organizations leave one or more of these critical aspects out of their plan and are blind-sided by the repercussions during ...

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