One of the natural directions in the growth of the VTRA model and it’s implementation and use has been the development of Community Protocols across the country between schools and other community partners such as Mental Health; Various Police Services; Children’s Aide Societies; Probation; Hospitals; etc.

These Protocols promote a common language and understanding of the VTRA model, makes use of a broad range of expertise, and solidifies the importance of the multidisciplinary approach that has proved to be so beneficial. Protocols foster timely collaboration and sharing of information about children/youth who pose a risk for violence towards themselves or others while respecting an individual’s right to privacy to the fullest extent possible. These protocols also promote supportive interventions and preventative plans being put into place.