Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Hughes helped create a $60 million grant program to address school and community violence, as well as an anonymous threat reporting system that empowers people to report potentially unsafe behavior at schools.

Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed Senate Bill 1142 in to law, establishing the $60 million grant program to help prevent, reduce and address school and community violence. Of the money in the fund, $7.5 million will be dedicated to community anti-violence prevention programs.

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Marc Levy | The Associated Press | June 23, 2018

School districts can apply once a year for a grant for a wide range of purposes, including safety and security assessments, security-related technology, staff training, counselors and police officers and anti-violence programs and counseling.

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