The Department of Justice announced nearly $190 million in funding to improve the safety of schools across the country. Included among the awards announced are 82 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) awards—totaling almost $87 million.
“By being thoughtful and proactive in addressing school violence and by creating environments where students can flourish, we can identify problems before they become tragedies,” said Karhlton F. Moore, BJA Director. “These awards will help school and law enforcement officials, as well as teachers, staff and students, recognize the signs of potential danger and take steps to prevent those threats from escalating into serious violence.”
Read the press release to learn more about the awards.