Courthouses serve as the center of many government, legal, and community activities, but they can also be vulnerable to threats of violence for all who use them. Join us to learn effective strategies and best practices to enhance courthouse security and prevent violence. Gather tools and resources from current security experts for court security planning committees, victim/witness safety considerations, community and media collaboration, and security recommendations. Gain understanding of behaviors associated with mental health disorders and workplace violence and how they impact courthouse safety.
Learn how courthouse personnel can best share information and keep order in the court, whether it is for routine proceedings, messaging during a crisis, or providing the media/community with information during the continuity of operations following an incident. For the agency in charge of the courthouse, developing a strong and effective social media strategy can build trust and cooperation daily, especially during critical incidents. You will examine courtroom safety related to media and screening best practices, and leave with a media plan template to utilize in your agency.