Stop School Violence Project

Funded by the United States Department of Justice, this project serves 24 public middle and high schools in the Bronx. The project takes a multi-faceted approach to addressing the problem of school violence, placing a strong emphasis on promoting the mental health of adolescents who routinely exhibit verbally aggressive and physically violent behavior. Trainings focus on the psychological and environmental triggers which often result in at-risk adolescents engaging in anti-social behaviors.

Project participants, including teachers, school administrators, NYPD school safety agents, and students, explore the use of restorative justice and school culture improvement strategies to prevent school violence. The project’s trainings are delivered by Fordham’s expert mental health consultants, with the goal of building long-term capacity in partner schools.