Our Process

Threat Assessment Process

We collaborate with community members to gather reports of concerning behavior, investigate concerns, and provide resources and support to those in need. 

Once we receive a report, we'll carefully, discreetly investigate and process your concern, providing necessary support. We will:

  1. Assess the situation
  2. Provide support
  3. Develop a safety plan
  4. Share and implement the plan
  5. Repeat these steps until the situation is resolved

Threat Assessment Methodology

BETA utilizes WAVR-21, a structured judgement tool developed by forensic psychologists to help assess threats. WAVR-21 is an instrument that includes 21 factors based on extensive case and forensic experience and a thorough review of the research literature. The tool is written with non-clinical users in mind and includes psychological, behavioral, historical, and situational factors associated with organizational violence, (e.g., preoccupation with violence, threats, irrational thinking, substance abuse, history of violence or criminality, extreme moods). The result of the assessment is used to help determine recommendations for decisions makers in each case. 

We're Here to Help

To report a threat, visit the Report a Concern webpage and select the green "Report a Concern" button and select "Threat of physical harm to others" concern type. If this is an emergency situation, please call 911 or the University of Oregon Police Department at 541-346-2919, and press 0.

Report a Concern