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Alise Mnati, Associate

Social Worker. Community Collaborator. Trainer. 

Alise Mnati, MSW, LMSW: is a licensed social worker with two decades of experience in non-profit, public education, and law enforcement working with under-resourced youth and their families. She has worked with dozens of school districts to improve educational attainment and school safety for educators and learners.


Together with John Van Dreal, she implemented the Salem-Keizer Cascade Threat Assessment Model in Northeastern Washington, supporting 59 public school districts across 7 counties. She trained and coordinated educators on identifying and assessing threatening behavior, along with multi-agency teams serving in a consultative role to schools.

Alise is an accomplished facilitator, training throughout the nation to school districts and youth-serving agencies. She is a certified trainer in several evidence-based programs and a former National Associate Trainer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Alise enjoys training and coaching both schools and community agencies in providing recommendations on behavioral threat assessment, threat management, and resource development for students of concernShe has personally procured over $12 million in state and federal grant funding for school districts and communities to implement youth violence prevention and intervention models. She has also been a strategic contributor to state legislation and district policies supporting student mental wellness, behavioral threat assessment, and restorative practices.


Alise currently lives in the greater Phoenix area with her husband and two children. In addition to being a training consultant on the Salem-Keizer Cascade Threat Assessment System, she also works full-time for the Airway Heights Police Department. 

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