The University of Michigan recently received a $7.9 million federal grant to expand and strengthen training and technical assistance efforts designed to address emerging issues impacting K-12 schools and communities nationwide.

The three-year grant, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will support the National Center for School Safety in providing expert-led training, technical assistance and evidence-based resources that address school safety challenges.

NCSS, led by faculty at the School of Public Health and based in U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, serves as the BJA’s Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence National Training and Technical Assistance Center.

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