Deadline August 27: DHS proposes $1.8 million grant to provide ‘trauma training’ for students

In the wake of recent school shootings, the Department of Homeland Security has proposed a grant to implement a program aimed at teaching students how to properly “control severe bleeding” in the event of a mass casualty event. The School-Age Trauma Training will provide $1.8 million in free trauma training sessions to the public andContinue reading “Deadline August 27: DHS proposes $1.8 million grant to provide ‘trauma training’ for students”

JOIN: Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods Gun Violence Remains a Major Problem in the United States According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 467,321 persons were victims of a crime committed with a firearm in 2011. In the same year, data collected by the FBI show that firearms were used in 68 percent of murders, 41 percent ofContinue reading “JOIN: Project Safe Neighborhoods”

Obama: Mayors, other leaders to help minority boys

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is broadening a program that is designed to help make young minority men’s lives better. The White House says the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative will begin working with mayors and tribal and community leaders to develop a “cradle to college and career strategy” for these young people. Many areContinue reading “Obama: Mayors, other leaders to help minority boys”

The California Endowment: Youth Justice Policy Board

For the California Endowment, Commonweal staffs a Youth Justice Policy Board (YJPB) of distinguished California professionals and experts in the youth justice field. The Policy Board conducts reviews of California youth justice issues, programs and policies and advises the Endowment on reform strategies. The Policy Board has adopted two action plans: Leadership: addresses the needContinue reading “The California Endowment: Youth Justice Policy Board”

Stop The Violence Day

STOP THE VIOLENCE DAY 2013 To: Local Pastors, Ministers and Clergy From: Project FORWARD Re: Citywide “Stop the Violence Day” in Houston October 9, 2013 I pray this letter reaches you in the best of health and spirits. Let me first thank you for all that you do to make our community a better place.Continue reading “Stop The Violence Day”

Seattle Weekly: Ralph Fascitelli of Washington Ceasefire Talks Gun Control in The Wake of Newtown Massacre

The tragedy in Newtown, Conn. rocked our nation. And for good reason. Rarely – even in a world where such senseless acts of violence seem more and more prevalent – are we faced with a horror the scale of what transpired Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. FULL STORY

Offering Protection and Comfort for Kids in the Wake of Latest Shooting Tragedy

From: PBS.org How can parents and schools keep kids safe, and how can they reassure them when tragedies occur? Judy Woodruff speaks with a panel of experts, including Stephen Brock of California State University, Dewey Cornell of University of Virginia and Mo Canady of the National Association of School Resource Officials. FULL STORY

Help for victims of Sandy Hook Shooting

An official fund for victims’ families, and the community as a whole, has now been established: The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, set up by the United Way of Western Connecticut will provide support services to families and the community. All donations to this fund will go directly to those affected. FULL STORY

Map: Weapons in Washington state schools

Darker colors represent higher rates for students suspended or expelled for weapons incidents during the 2010-11 school year, the most recent numbers available. Click on each district on the map for more detailed numbers. see the map here Also from: CNN 10 ways to put brakes on mass shootings in schools A gunman opened fireContinue reading “Map: Weapons in Washington state schools”

Connie Rice: Advancement Project – Leadership

Advancement Project In her legal work, Connie has led multi-racial coalitions of lawyers and clients to win more than $10 billion in damages and policy changes, through traditional class action civil rights cases redressing police misconduct, race and sex discrimination and unfair public policy in transportation, probation and public housing. She filed a landmark caseContinue reading “Connie Rice: Advancement Project – Leadership”