Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)
The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.
The purpose of the Colorado Schools Safety Program: Safe Communities-Safe Schools (CSSP:SCSS) is to increase safety in Colorado schools by providing schools with violence prevention planning, programming, training, technical assistance and other resources. The CSSP:SCSS prevention resources will be available in one central location and easily accessible by school administrators, parents, youth and others with questions and concerns about school safety and violence prevention. All K-12 schools in Colorado will be eligible to access this information, training and technical assistance on school violence prevention from the CSSP:SCSS. The goal of school violence prevention efforts is to create and maintain a positive and welcoming school climate, free of violence, drugs, intimidation, and fear. The programs objectives are to improve school violence prevention planning and coordination; to help improve violence prevention programming in schools which will improve system effectiveness; to improve the resources available to schools in their effort to improve school safety and help prevent incidents of school violence; and to improve the knowledge and understanding of Colorado school staff in the areas of violence prevention and school safety. Although a formal outcome evaluation of the CSSP: SCSS will not be conducted, a short survey will be provided to those individuals receiving the services. The survey will provide feedback about the usefulness of the services so that the program can continue to improve their informational dissemination practices. NCA/NCF