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Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program


The August 2023 issue of the Justice Matters newsletter included a focus on school safety and the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence grant program. Access the following articles to learn more:

BJA Helps Education Administrators Learn How to Create a Positive School Environment
October 20, 2022: This blog post highlights how the Bureau of Justice Assistance works to ensure students are safe at school through the STOP Program, which funds agencies to implement safety measures in schools nationwide.

Justice Department Awards Nearly $444 Million to Support Violence Intervention Efforts
December 23, 2021: This Department of Justice press release highlights fiscal year 2021 awards made through Bureau of Justice Assistance grant programs, including the Preventing School Violence: BJA's STOP School Violence opportunity.

Justice Department Awards More Than $125 Million in Grants Under the STOP School Violence Act
December 23, 2021: The Department of Justice announced nearly $126 million in funding through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services 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.

Pennsylvania School Districts Use BJA STOP Funding to Erase School Violence through Social-emotional Learning
October 18, 2021: In this blog post, read how funding from BJA's Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program have provided Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, educators with the means to implement a social-emotional learning strategies program and curriculum.

Department of Justice Awards More than $85.3 Million in Grants to Address School Violence
October 21, 2019: The Department of Justice has awarded more than $85.3 million to bolster school security — including funding to educate and train students and faculty — and support first responders who arrive on the scene of a school shooting or other violent incident.

More Than $70 Million Awarded to Support School Safety
October 2, 2018: BJA and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services are making more than 220 awards to jurisdictions across the country through grants authorized by the STOP School Violence Act. View the press release for additional details and learn about the BJA awards.

Learn about the FY 2018 STOP School Violence Program and awards made by BJA:

Date Modified: October 31, 2023
Date Created: December 9, 2019