The purpose of the Toolkit is two-fold: to help communities plan for a Mass Violence Incident (MVI) and to guide a community through a victim-centered response.
The intended user is a community leader helping organize the response. It should be used in conjunction with the local emergency management response plans.
Many lessons have been learned from MVIs that have occurred across the country. Those lessons, as well as the knowledge from our local leaders and Alaska Native Elders are incorporated into this toolkit.
The toolkit is divided into five sections. Cultural mindfulness and trauma-informed guidance are provided each step:
Immediately after a MVI occurs, law enforcement officials, first responders, victim service providers, and others will need to coordinate their activities to ensure a timely and effective response.
Needs change quickly and community members will want to help. Find forms to help you stay organized, delegate tasks, and track volunteers.
Longer term needs for victims, Next of Kin, and other impacted by the crime require individual care and organized resources.
Pre-Incident planning walks you through each step from invitations to organizing a response.
Contact AVAP Team leaders to gain assistance or begin planning.