Youth violence continues to be a significant concern in US schools, yet no study has focused on using networked school-aged peers to report and mitigate instances of bullying, peer conflict and/or school violence. Campbell County School District was notified late last week that they have received 4.9 million dollars in funding from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to do just that. The district pursued this competitive research grant in May of 2016 as part of the NIJ Comprehensive School Safety Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to improve the safety of our nation’s schools and students through rigorous research that produces practical knowledge. Click here for the entire press release about this wonderful opportunity for our students.