DOJ Announces Funding for School Security

DOJ Announces Funding for School Security

The Department of Justice announced more than $70 million in grants across the U.S.

The Department of Justice announced millions of dollars of funding for initiatives across America, including $70 million in grants that will go to hundreds of schools to bolster safety and security. 

The millions of dollars will also go to educate and train students and faculty, and support law enforcement officers and first responders who arrive on the scene of a school violence incident. 

"President Trump and his administration will ensure the safety of every American school," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. "Earlier this year he signed into law the STOP School Violence Act, which provides grant funding to develop anonymous school threat reporting systems, to implement school building security measures and to train students, school personnel, and law enforcement on how to prevent school violence."

The Office of Justice Program's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services together are making more than 220 awards to jurisdictions across the county to help make schools more secure. 

"These grants will go a long way toward giving young people and their families both safety and peace of mind," Sessions said.

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