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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) – today announced two Department of Justice (DOJ) STOP School Violence Program grants to Kansas, totaling over $700,000. The Educational Services Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK) will receive a $447,002 grant and Wichita Public Schools Unified School District #259 will receive a $327,403 grant.

“These resources will support ongoing efforts to further protect Kansas students from violence,” said Sen. Moran. “By using evidence-based strategies and programs, the funds provided to Wichita Public Schools and ESSDACK will help train students and teachers how to recognize and respond appropriately to difficult situations.”

This grant program was created by the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, legislation Sen. Moran sponsored in 2018, which authorized investments in school security improvements, and early intervention and prevention programs to deter school violence before it happens. Funding for the STOP School Violence Program is appropriated by Sen. Moran’s CJS subcommittee.

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