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Building Community Collaboration for School Safety

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To address increasing safety concerns in schools and communities, Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) will offer expert training and technical assistance to grantees of the OJJDP FY 2022 Enhancing School Capacity To Address Youth Violence program.

  • LISC will work with designated schools in OJJDP grantee sites and their community-based partners to help them build relationships, establish common goals, and identify strategies that align with safety priorities and resources within their communities.
  • LISC will work with each grantee site to assess their strengths and needs, create work plans to address the needs, collaboratively implement them, measure progress, and plan for sustainability.
  • LISC will offer broadly-applicable resources to help grantees and practitioners understand how to form effective partnerships, use data to identify appropriate evidence-based strategies, and measure success.
  • LISC will provide tailored technical assistance to each site based on identified needs and foster a peer-sharing network for sites to learn from one another.
  • LISC will leverage its expertise from serving as National TTA Provider to three Department of Justice programs (focusing on place-based community violence, rural violent crime, and school violence) to support program implementation and direct service activities.
  • LISC will deploy its Safety & Justice staff and contract with several subject matter experts with which LISC has existing relationships to serve the OJJDP sites.

As a result of LISC’s TTA, grantee sites will increase their ability to create coordinated safety strategies that provide youth and their families connection points within schools and their communities to receive support and resources when needed, reduce incidences of violence and perceptions of fear within the school and community, and obtain sustainable results. This work to reduce school violence will benefit students, parents, teachers, school staff, and their surrounding communities.

Provider Organization

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Award Details


Services LISC will offer include:

  • Training and technical assistance to a wide range of communities, agencies, and disciplines on evidence-based practices used to address youth violence and victimization, violence reduction, delinquency prevention, and accountability.
  • Assisting sites to develop a multidisciplinary collaborative team, including building community support and involvement.
  • Strengthening site efforts to conduct systemwide assessments to understand youth violence and victimization challenges and root causes and to then develop strategic implementation plans to provide school-based prevention and intervention strategies to reduce youth violence and victimization.
  • Supporting efforts to identify and collect data that document the process and progress of program implementation.


  • Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
  • Community Members
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Families
  • Juvenile Justice Specialists
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Mentoring Professionals
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • School Personnel
  • Students
  • Volunteers
  • Youth
  • Youth Advocates
  • Youth Services Professionals


  1. Sites (and partners) awarded funding in Category 1 of the OJJDP FY 2019 Comprehensive School-Based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization award.
  2. Agencies in which OJJDP has reviewed and approved a TTA request. 


LISC Enhancing School Capacity to Address youth Violence Resource Page

LISC School-Based Safety Programs

LISC will provide the following products as part of our TTA efforts:

  • Webinar 1 - Strengthening Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Webinar 2 - Creating a Strong Cross-Sector Partnership
  • Webinar 3 - Utilizing Data and Research
  • Webinar 4 - Revitalization and Transforming Youth Places and Policies
  • Webinar 5 - Introduction to School-Based CVI Partnerships
  • Webinar 6 - Creating a Trauma-Informed School
  • Webinar 7 - TBD
  • Webinar 8 - TBD
  • Webinar 9 - TBD
  • Webinar 10 - TBD
  • Knowledge Sharing Document 1 - Introduction to School Community Violence Intervention Strategies and Partnerships
  • Knowledge Sharing Document 2 - Improving School Policies To Address Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Knowledge Sharing Document 3 - Title TBD - focus on CVI collaborations in CYVP schools
  • Knowledge Sharing Document 4 - Title TBD - focus on trauma informed/responsive approaches in CVYP schools
  • Knowledge Sharing Document 5 - TBD

Mona Mangat
Vice President for Safety, LISC Safety & Justice
[email protected]

  • Children Exposed to Violence
  • Community-Based Violence Prevention
  • Delinquency Prevention
  • Family Engagement
  • Mental Health
  • Positive Youth Development
  • School Programs/School Safety
  • Violence Prevention
  • Youth Involvement

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Date Published: October 14, 2020