We are committed to helping schools, districts, and state departments of education address school violence. In collaboration with Navigate360, we are partnering on ten U.S. Department of Justice (via the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance) school safety grants under the STOP School Violence Program. The ten grants are led by the following education entities:

  • California: Poway Unified School District
  • Maine: The Maine School Safety Center
  • Michigan: Lenawee County Office of Emergency Management
  • Nevada: Nevada Department of Education
  • New York: Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Ulster County
  • Ohio: Education Service Center of Northeast Ohio
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit, Chester County
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State School Safety Center
  • South Carolina: Pickens County
  • Virginia: Loudoun County Public Schools

In each site, JPRC staff are working to enhance the development and implementation of behavioral threat assessment teams by providing accessible threat assessment training, providing suicide awareness and prevention training, implementing related technology-enabled support, and developing practical implementation resources for schools. We are also partnering with local agencies to identify opportunities for improvement and implement their programs with fidelity. Through this collective effort, we will advance work being done in schools to prevent violent acts and cultivate supportive, inclusive, and safe school environments.