The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) has been awarded a grant for $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to partner with the university’s police department, state and local agencies, campus offices, and student government to strengthen the local framework for preventing violence and terrorism.
The two-year project will deliver educational programming to empower citizens to report concerns (e.g., training, social media). The project will also build the campus and community systems for addressing those concerns through investigations, threat assessment, and threat management. CSPV’s Sarah Goodrum, Ph.D. (PI), Beverly Kingston, Ph.D. (Co-PI), and Sabrina Arredondo Mattson, Ph.D. (Co-PI) along with CUPD’s Chief Doreen Jokerst and Commander Mark Heyart will be leading the effort. To execute the grant, CSPV and CUPD will be partnering with CU’s Dean of Students, Human Resources, and Athletics, as well as the Colorado Attorney General’s Office (Safe2Tell), Colorado School Safety Resource Center, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, and Boulder Police Department. We think these partnerships are particularly meaningful given the shooting tragedy our community experienced at the King Soopers on Table Mesa last spring.
Read more about the grant and campus partnership in CU Boulder Today.