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IBS Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence awarded $1.2 million grant aimed at violence prevention and education

The partnership between the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and the campus police department is the result of a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As part of the project, the center will partner with the CU Boulder Police Department, student government leaders, and campus units to engage the entire campus community in a comprehensive approach to violence prevention.

The grant seeks to address the gaps between identifying issues and providing services for violence prevention through awareness training and social media messaging, which could begin as early as next fall. The intent of the project is to educate the public on how to recognize threats and to build confidence in reporting safety concerns.

As a component of the grant funding, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and the CU Boulder Police Department will host an interactive program aimed at raising awareness of warning signs for violence and the importance of upstander reporting as a part of a new two-year partnership.

The program is open to the public and is from 6:30-8:15 p.m on Thursday the 27th at the Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave.

Additional information on the grant, partnership, and community outreach event can be found at CU Boulder Today and The Boulder Daily Camera.