Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $2,000,000)
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) is submitting this proposal to support the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Specialized Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program Category 1: TTA for Law Enforcement Who Work in Schools and/or with School-age Populations. This project supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s mission to assist jurisdictions in reducing crime; improving criminal justice efforts; enhancing information sharing; strengthening multiagency collaboration; and implementing data-driven, evidence-based strategies.
Working collaboratively with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), IIR will utilize its comprehensive and proven TTA delivery model to implement the five overall program goals, Category 1 objective, and nine deliverables from October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2024. IIR is requesting $2,000,000 to support this effort.
IIR will work with and incorporate perspectives and feedback from stakeholders (including students, parents, school officials, school resource officers, and juvenile probation officers) and leverage and continue to build its vetted and diverse cadre of subject-matter experts to ensure that TTA aligns with stakeholder needs and BJA direction. IIR will:
Provide TTA to STOP grantees to support evidence-based training.
Develop and deliver on-site and virtual training to school-based law enforcement (i.e., school resource and probation officers) and stakeholders (i.e., students, parents, teachers).
Assess, triage, prioritize, and guide stakeholders to TTA based on best practices and evidence-based strategies.
Provide guidance and resources to schools, school safety practitioners, and the criminal justice community.
Assist schools and law enforcement in developing and implementing policy and/or training.
Participate in ongoing collaboration, stay informed of related activities, support cross-organization coordination, and promote program activities and successes.
Identify trends and emerging threats and provide recommendations and information to BJA to help shape future activities.
Develop and launch an interactive clearinghouse to house program materials, request TTA, and encourage ongoing dialogue.
Develop customized dashboards to collect, analyze, and report activities to BJA.
Support working groups, forums, curriculum development teams, and other groups and meetings.
Develop products such as fact sheets, guides, toolkits, webinars, and online resources.
Raise awareness of school safety programs, training, and resources; present at events; and leverage BJA and other partner channels.
STOP TTA efforts will increase the knowledge and capacity of grantee sites, nongrantees supporting school safety initiatives, school-based law enforcement, juvenile probation officers, and other stakeholders. It will increase the accessibility and volume of school safety information and ultimately help enhance prevention, mitigation, and response to school violence.