Loudoun County Public Schools Receives Department of Justice Grant

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has been awarded a $923,050 grant in the competitive STOP School Violence Program sponsored by the United States Department of Justice.

The grant, which will be administered over a three-year period, will enable the school division to implement two technology programs to support the threat assessment process. 

The first component of the grant will be an e-Learning platform to deliver high-quality staff training on conducting threat assessments. The training modules will be developed by professors at the University of Virginia who are recognized as national leaders in the area of threat assessments. This training will ensure the consistent use of clinical protocols across the school division.

The second component of the grant will convert the school division’s current paper-driven threat assessment process to case management software. This software will enhance collaboration with school teams and community partners and provide data dashboards to better monitor incidents and the strategies used in response to them. 

The grant is being implemented by the Department of Student Services.

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Dr. Asia Jones said, “Our aim in pursuing this grant opportunity is to offer professional learning from leaders in the field that will strengthen staff knowledge and skills. We believe implementing this software solution will improve our ability to prevent acts of violence so that we maintain a positive and safe school climate.”

 

 

 

 

Published January 27, 2022