Department of Justice – Bureau of Justice Assistance - Awards Broward Schools the STOP School Violence Technology and Threat Assessment Solutions for Safer Schools Grant: This grant provides approximately $700,000 in funding to further enhance the District’s threat assessment and intervention teams. Threat assessment teams design processes to identify and evaluate threats before they materialize, increase collaboration with local law enforcement, and train students, school personnel and School Resource Officers on new threat assessment procedures. Additionally, BCPS will use the funds to develop informational materials in support of a Districtwide campaign to help students, staff and families recognize potential threats and understand the necessary steps to take when threats are identified. This grant will greatly improve SRO preparedness, strengthen security by communicating more detailed information and better analysis of threats, and increase community recognition of threats and the steps to follow to prevent violence.
-- For more information, please contact the grant administrator, Lynn Moscoso, Protective Research Analyst, Lynn.Moscoso@browardschools.com
-- For assistance with training of our tip reporting tools or to request See Something, Say Something, Be a Broward Buddy, Report a Tip! posters, please contact Sonja Azim, Threat Assessment Training Coordinator, Sonja.Azim@browardschools.com