DHSEM Secures Nearly $1 Million School Security Grant from Bureau of Justice Assistance
Centennial, Colo. - October 1, 2019 - The Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded nearly $1 million in grant funding to the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) today. DHSEM secured the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program grant on October 1, 2019. The actual grant award is $999,997, just $3 short of the maximum grant amount. The grant will fund a project lead by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) in collaboration with the University of Colorado's Center for the Study of Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
The funding is provided through the STOP School Violence Act of 2018 to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and prevent acts of violence. the grant is offered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
The purpose of this project is to reduce security risks and safety threats in schools by using the Colorado Threat Assessment and Management Protocol . The CSSRC has two goals to achieve under this grant: (1) update and refine the Colorado Threat Assessment and Management Protocol (CTAMP) and (2) evaluate and monitor the implementation of the CTAMP Training. This will occur in three phases: (1) plan, update, and refine, (2) pilot, and (3) implement and evaluate. Researchers from the University of Colorado’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) will conduct a formative evaluation of the CTAMP training using surveys and focus groups to examine compliance with federal recommendations and achievement of the training goals.