Threat Assessment Conference NYC March 30th and 31st


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NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Jill Peters

Phone: 503.551.2900

E-mail: jill@wordsoutpr.com

Threat Assessment Experts Offer Training, Knowledge and Insights at Spring Conference

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 2, 2015—The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), a nationwide non-profit organization focused on reducing the risk of targeted violence, will provide informational sessions, training, networking and experts’ insights at its Spring Regional Conference, March 30-31 in New York City.

The conference is open to all ATAP members as well as law enforcement, prosecutors, mental health professionals, probation and parole personnel, corporate security experts, and others involved in protecting individuals, communities and organizations from the risk of targeted violence.

“This conference offers a unique opportunity for threat assessment professionals to learn about the latest developments and research, explore recent case studies, and hear from leading experts across a variety of disciplines,” said ATAP President Chuck Tobin. “Attendees also say the informal networking and connections they make are as valuable as the formal sessions.”

Program highlights include a keynote address from John J. Miller, deputy commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism for the New York Police Department, a session on sexual assault from a threat assessment perspective, and a Case Study of threats to commit a mass shooting at a U.S. State Department facility.

Dr. Ron Schouten, president of ATAP’s newly formed New England Chapter and director of Law and Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, will present “Dark Creativity and the Insider Threat”..

Additional sessions are:

  • Impact and Management of Emerging Infectious Disease in the Workplace

  • Advising and Representing Victims of Stalking, Threats and Harassment

  • Faces of Paranoia

  • Evolving to Proactive Special Event Protection

  • Preventing, Detecting and Responding to Insider Threat

Full program details are available at the ATAP website. Registration fees are: $325 for ATAP members and active law enforcement; $350 for non-ATAP members and inactive law enforcement; and $150 for students. Online registration is open until March 20, 2015.

About ATAP

The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) is a non-profit organization with 12 chapters and more than 1,200 members, including law enforcement, prosecutors, mental health professionals, probation and parole personnel, corporate security experts, and others involved in threat and violence risk assessment. ATAP’s purpose is to create a professional and educational environment for exchanging ideas and strategies to address issues such as stalking and threats of targeted violence. ATAP provides the necessary knowledge, tools, and support to help members reduce the risk of targeted violence toward individuals, communities and organization. For more information visit www.atapworldwide.org.


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