16.839: STOP School Violence
Sept. 21, 2022
Sept. 21, 2022
The goal of the STOP School Violence Program is to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence. Objective for Training: Train school personnel and educate students on preventing student violence against others and themselves. This can also include any program shown to improve school climate, including anti-bullying training, as well as specialized training for school officials to respond to mental health crises. Objective for school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams: To increase school safety by developing and implementing threat assessment and/or intervention teams to identify school violence risks and implement strategies to mitigate those risks. Objective for technology solutions: To implement a technology solution, such as an anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a smartphone APP, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area designed to provide a way for students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify school violence threats, or other technology solutions that will improve school safety.
Type of Assistance
B - Cooperative Agreements
States, units of local government, Federally recognized Indian tribes, Public agencies (e.g., school districts, towns, cities and municipalities, individual schools, police departments, sheriff’s departments, governmental mental health service providers, and health departments), Nonprofit entities to include private schools. The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 describes those who are eligible to apply are States, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribes, public agencies (e.g., school districts, towns, cities and municipalities, individual schools, police departments, sheriff’s departments, governmental mental health service providers, and health departments), nonprofit entities to include private schools.
The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 states that training for teachers and education of students to prevent violence against others and self. This will include specialized training for school officials responding to mental health crisis.