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More Than $125 Million Awarded Under the STOP School Violence Act

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling more than $125 million to help institute safety measures in and around primary and secondary schools, support school violence prevention efforts, provide training to school personnel and students, and implement evidence-based threat assessments.

“These investments will help communities address school violence, create better school climates and set up early detection teams to prevent tragedies in our places of learning,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon of OJP.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance awards, totaling almost $74 million, are intended to support training and education for school personnel and students on preventing violence against others and themselves, including anti-bullying training and specialized training for school officials to respond to mental health crises. Funds also help develop and implement multidisciplinary threat assessment or intervention teams and design technology solutions such as anonymous reporting systems, hotlines and websites.

View the press release to learn more.

Date Published: December 23, 2021