UAMS Receives DOJ Grant to Tackle Violent Crime in Arkansas Schools

February 5, 2021

Education

UAMS Receives DOJ Grant to Tackle Violent Crime in Arkansas Schools

NWA Daily

The UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation has received a three-year, $749,968 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to reduce violent crimes in Arkansas schools.

  • The School Telemedicine in Arkansas for Lessons in Trauma-informed Education (STARLITE) program will work to improve security and provide crisis resources for school officials and parents in Jasper, Lamar, and Magazine.
  • The goal of the program is to prevent violence by learning to assess when to intervene in a violent situation, said Stanley Ellis, Ed.D., the project’s primary investigator.
  • In addition, school officials will be trained to handle mental health crises and involve law enforcement in response to threats. -Arkansas Money & Politics

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