WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 13: Seven thousand pairs of shoes, representing the children killed by gun violence since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, are spread out on the lawn on the east side of the U.S. Capitol March 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Organized by the online activist group Avaaz, the shoes are intended to urge Congress to pass gun-reform legislation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Action #1 – “YES” on HR 4909/S. 2495 STOP School Violence Act.
On Wednesday 3/14 (tomorrow), the House will be considering this bill.
Sandy Hook Promise is supporting the STOP School Violence Act, HR 4909 and S 2495, to create new federal funding that will bring efforts like their Know the Signs programs to schools across the country to teach 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? (from Sandyhookpromise)
The STOP School Violence Act will give 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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