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Baltimore County school system awarded DOJ grant to conduct safety study

The Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice announced on Wednesday it has awarded the Baltimore County Public Schools and its research partner, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, nearly $2 million to study school safety by focusing on students with emotional and behavioral health issues. NIJ made 15 awards nationally. The grant of $1,965,158 will go toward a study known as “Promoting School Safety: A Comprehensive Emotional and Behavioral Health Model,” which will involve 44 schools to evaluate the impact of a new comprehensive emotional and behavioral health crisis response and prevention intervention on school safety.