The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for FY 2019 funding under the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act Program. This program furthers the department’s mission by supporting state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in improving efforts to reduce violent crime through the creation of school safety training and mental health programs.
Specifically, the BJA program will address: training school personnel and educating students to prevent student violence; the development and operation of anonymous reporting systems concerning threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, and websites; and the development and operation of school threat assessment and mental health intervention teams that may include coordination with law enforcement agencies and school personnel. In addition, the program may fund specialized training for school officials in intervening and responding to individuals with mental illnesses.
The solicitation provides further details about the program. Applications are due by June 18.