Tell Congress to Pass the

STOP School Violence Act.

Support Sensible Legislation for Safer Schools

Cops and Kids Together is supporting the STOP School Violence Act, HR 4909 and S 2495, to create new federal funding that will bring efforts like our Know the Signs programs to schools across the country, so students and adults know how to spot and report warning signs of gun violence before a tragedy occurs.

What is the STOP School Violence Act?
The STOP School Violence Act will give our states the funding they need to bring life-saving violence prevention programs to schools. It will help train millions more students, teachers, and adults to prevent violence and suicide in our schools BEFORE it happens. The STOP School Violence Act invests $50 million in federal funding each year to:
  • Train school personnel, local law enforcement, and students- to identify warning signs and intervene to stop interpersonal violence and suicide
  • Develop and implement anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence, in coordination with local law enforcement
  • Train and operate school threat assessment & intervention teams, to preemptively triage threats before tragedy hits
  • Enable better coordination between schools and local law enforcement

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Tell Congress: Pass the STOP School Violence Act

Cops and Kids Together is supporting the STOP School Violence Act, HR 4909 and S 2495, to create new federal funding that will bring efforts like our Know the Signs programs to schools across the country, so students and adults know how to spot and report warning signs of gun violence before a tragedy occurs. 

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