Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

Building Safe Communities Safe Schools in Colorado

Project Title: Building “Safe Communities Safe Schools” in Colorado

This project seeks to partner with at least 40 Colorado schools and has three main goals for improving school safety, including to: (1) assess and address the violence prevention needs and implementation readiness of participating schools to adopt the Safe Communities Safe Schools (SCSS) Model; (2) train school staff, students, and community stakeholders on data-identified needs related to building a positive school climate, bystander reporting, information sharing policies, trauma-informed mental health support, and threat and suicide risk assessment; and (3) support the effective implementation and sustainability of the SCSS Model and each school’s safety action plan through tailored technical assistance and training.