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Department of Justice Invests More than $87 Million in Grants to Address School Violence

The Department of Justice has announced awards totaling more than $87 million to bolster school security, support first responders who arrive on the scene of a school shooting or other violent incident, and conduct research on school safety. The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Justice will administer the awarded grants.

As stated by Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, "Only by removing the threat of violence from our schools can we expect our kids to reap the full benefits of their education, and only after making our places of learning safe can we ask our teachers to instruct and inspire as they are trained to do.”

View the press release to learn more and for information about the types of activities that will be supported through the awards.

Date Published: October 9, 2020