Kristy Domingues brings a diverse set of experiences integral to threat assessment in her role as a Social Science Research Specialist with the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC). In her current position, Ms. Domingues conducts research and training in the field of targeted violence and threat assessment. Ms. Domingues also provides operational support and coordination to NTAC’s Consultation Program, by providing feedback on threat assessment programs, policies, and operational procedures, as well as complex threat cases.
Previously, Ms. Domingues served as a Community Supervision Officer (parole and probation officer) with Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) in Washington, D.C., where she supervised high-risk/high-need offenders with severe mental illness as part of a specialized sex offender team. This experience gave her a understanding of the unique challenges that law enforcement faced, as well as the role that mental health plays in law enforcement and public safety. In addition, Ms. Domingues also served as a Policy Analyst and was responsible for policy and program development, as well as providing case management, risk assessment, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral-skills training to federal probation and parole officers. In this role, Ms. Domingues developed and facilitated an executive leadership education program that trained leaders to achieve their objectives.
Ms. Domingues holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland.
Social Science Research Specialist, U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC)
Kristy Domingues: Sessions
November 2, 2022 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Breakout Session
Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools
For over 20 years, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) has conducted research on the thinking and behaviors of those who commit acts of targeted school violence in order to prevent future acts from occurring. Key findings from this research indicate that establishing multidisciplinary threat assessment teams and encouraging school communities to report concerning behaviors are critical steps in the prevention of targeted violence. This presentation will highlight past incidents and include relevant findings and recommendations from NTAC’s latest research publications on averted school attacks at K-12 schools in the United States. It will also focus on how communities can use a multidisciplinary approach to identify, assess, and intervene with students exhibiting concerning or threatening behaviors as early as possible.