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AG Yost Provides Training, Grants to Prevent School Violence

3/3/2020
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has developed online training to help keep children safe while learning. Ohio School Threat Assessment Training focuses on how schools can form their own threat assessment teams, which are made up of school personnel, mental health professionals and law enforcement.
 
The main goal is to work with students who have exhibited concerning behaviors or made threats of violence. The final installment of the training examines how law enforcement can conduct vulnerability assessments of schools in their jurisdiction.
 
The Ohio Legislature appropriated $24 million for the Attorney General’s Office to provide school safety grants during fiscal years 2020 and 2021. In 2020, $10 million in grants are available for schools and $2 million is available for Ohio School Threat Assessment Training grants to law enforcement. In 2021, $11 million in school safety grants will be available along with $1 million in law enforcement grants for school building vulnerability assessments.
 
School resource officers, D.A.R.E. officers and other law enforcement with K-12 school safety responsibilities are currently eligible to receive payment for taking the Ohio School Threat Assessment Training and will be eligible for vulnerability assessment grants beginning in July. Instructions and eligibility information can be found on OHLEG under “Forms.” The following forms are needed:
  • Threat Assessment Team Contact Form
  • Ohio School Threat Assessment Training Grant Request Form
  • Ohio School Vulnerability Assessment Grant Request Form
  • Department of Public Safety’s Security and Vulnerability Assessment Form
For more information about Ohio School Threat Assessment Training and how to apply for the grants, log into OHLEG. If you have any questions, please contact Micah Stoll at 740-845-2667 or by email at micah.stoll@ohioattorneygeneral.gov.