Camden City School District receives $747,348 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice: STOP School Violence Program
2020 Grant to Support the Office of School Safety
(Camden, NJ) – The Camden City School District has been selected to receive federal
school safety funding under the U.S. Department of Justice: STOP School Violence
Program. The grant is for the Office of School Safety in the amount of $747,348.
The district received the award for Category 4 of the program. The purpose of this
specific category is to develop and implement threat assessment and/or intervention
teams. “The district will use the funds to train staff and to implement an evidence-based
school safety plan,” said Karen Campbell, Senior Director of Grants.
“We are very honored to receive this additional support to help prevent school violence
and allow our staff and students to thrive,” said Superintendent McCombs. “In addition
to implementing an evidence-based school safety plan, we will also have the
opportunity to conduct safety assessments of schools and individuals determined to be
a potential threat to themselves or others,” stated Superintendent McCombs.
“This grant will allow my team and I to establish and enhance multidisciplinary teams
that can proactively identify school violence threats and mitigate those risks before any
threats can be acted upon,” said Terri Allen, Senior Director of School Safety. “By
providing my staff with additional security measures, we can make our schools and
community even safer,” she said.
The U.S. Department of Justice: STOP School Violence Grant Program is designed to
improve school security by providing students and staff with the tools they need to
recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence.