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Jennifer Leonard
Assistant Superintendent  Communications, Community Engagement and Emergency Management
(707) 399-4429


Youth Mental Health
US Surgeon General's Advisory

Protecting Youth Mental Health Advisory

The National Threat Assessment Center(NTAC) is a component of the Secret Service and U.S. Homeland Security. NTAC has published documents to help address threats of violence in school.



Student Safety & Wellness

planning, prevention, intervention, response and recovery

Effective and responsive school safety plans are not built solely around lockdown and run-hide-fight drills. Addressing school safety should also include systems of interventions and supports that involve awareness and participation of all school employees, public safety partners, students, parents and guardians. In response to school violence and threats, the Solano County Office of Education has built a robust collection of resources to support Solano schools in enhancing school safety plans with an emphasis on preparedness, prevention, intervention, response and recovery.


Upcoming Professional Learning 


Medical Response


Life saving course created by the American College of Surgeons and presented by Kaiser Permanente with the goal to provide the knowledge, skills and ability to recognize and stop life threatening bleeding should it happen to you or someone near you.

Contact: Evan Edminster, Trauma Clinical Education, Injury Prevention, Outreach Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center
707-624-1572 office


Medical Training Services in Solano County offers on-site trainings and certifications for automated external defibrillators (AED) machines, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. Services provided also include AED machine maintenance and safety equipment consultation and acquisition.

Contact: (707) 446-6220 or via contact form on website.


School Climate & Student Engagement


Breaking Down the Walls 
This high school program creates a safe environment for students to build empathy and understanding through our "play, trust, learn" model.

Friday Night Live Student Clubs 
Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. The Solano Friday Night Live Partnership (SFNLP) is committed to the belief that a youth development framework, which is inclusive, comprehensive, youth-driven, and founded on current research, will improve the lives of young people and the communities in which they live.

Solano Youth Coalition
The Solano Youth Coalition (SYC) builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. The SYC is a youth led coalition that provides opportunities for youth to build capacity and commitment for life-long involvement in health promotion.


Opioids & Narcan Administration

Drug Safe Solano provides free trainings raising awareness of the dangers of opioids and other drugs. The focus is currently with opioids due to the current epidemic, and especially with fentanyl and carfentanil impacting youth directly and indirectly. Training on administering Narcan (or naloxone) as a life saving measure is also provided.

Contact: Arthur Camargo, DSS/Drug Safe Solano Coordinator
Touro University California
(707) 590-0123



Siskiyou County has information applicable to jurisdictions looking to establish a Narcan program.  There are policy templates, indemnity acknowledgements and more.  


The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has a program that allows school districts to receive a standing order for Narcan and provides the framework for what is required.


Threat Assessment

Recognizing Signs of Targeted Violence is a course designed for the school site professional, administrator, academic counselor, or mental health clinician who works directly with students.  This course provides the requisite knowledge to recognize and identify the pathways to violence, known warning behaviors leading up to a targeted act of violence, as well as the impact of mental health. This course will cover the importance of partnership between the police departments and school districts, and how both entities can collaborate with a multi-disciplinary threat assessment team. Attendees review several known commonalities of prior attackers, and how those common factors impact the threat assessment process.  Lastly, this course identifies intervention and mitigation strategies to interrupt the pathway to violence and prevent a targeted act of violence using real-world case studies. Slide Deck

Contact: Jason Johnson, Consultant
Campus Safety Consultations
707-416-7818 or


National Data & Research Around Threat Assessment

The National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) is a component of the Secret Service and U.S. Homeland Security. The center’s staff is composed of a multidisciplinary team of social science researchers and regional program managers who support law enforcement, schools, government, and other public and private sector organizations to combat the threat of targeted violence impacting communities across the U.S. NTAC has published these documents to address threats of violence:

Averting Targeted School Violence- A U.S. Secret Service Analysis, 2021

Protecting America's Schools- A U.S. Secret Service Analysis, 2019

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model, 2018

Emergency Response RESOURCES


School Site Safety Plans

Education Code

Education Code sections 32280-32289.5External link opens in new window or tab.. Pertain to school site safety plans.

Planning Tool         

CDE's Compliance Tool for Comprehensive School Safety Plans(PDF)- this tool provides a list of required contents to assist schools in creating a compliant plan.

CDE Resources

More resources for safe school planning from the California Department of Education.