Juvenile Justice and School Safety Training Program

About Us

The Juvenile Justice and School Safety Training Project is a grant program focusing on juvenile gun violence and school safety. Our hope is that by addressing the risk factors that can lead to gun violence we can prevent or reduce gun deaths, injuries, and crimes among youth in our communities. Through this training project, we will also provide support and assistance to prosecutors in juvenile delinquency and criminal matters.

Our Mission

  • To provide educational materials, trainings, webinars, and technical assistance to prosecutors on juvenile delinquency, gun violence, and school safety issues and topics, including:
    • Adolescent Brain Development
    • Juvenile Mental Health Interventions
    • Threat Assessment
    • School Safety Response and Interventions
    • Model Community Protocols
  • To support prosecutors’ offices in building strong community coalitions in partnership with law enforcement, schools, and community agencies and resources.
  • To encourage prosecutors to be involved in the implementation of evidence-based violence prevention interventions.
  • To assist in the development of community outreach and education regarding safe firearm storage to prevent youth violence and suicide.
  • To provide prosecutors who are working in the juvenile delinquency field with timely and relevant information.