Safe 2 Tell: Safe Communities, Safe Schools

Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012, many state policymakers have asked critical questions about school safety and violence prevention. States convened task forces and debated various policy issues to keep students safe during the 2013 legislative sessions. This session focused on evidence-based public policy reform in mental health, education and emergency response as a way to address these critical issues. Agenda topics included mental health issues such as screening, early diagnosis and treatment, and violence prevention in schools.

CSG Education and Health Public Policy Committees
September 20, 2013
 
Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012, many state policymakers have asked critical questions about school safety and violence prevention. States convened task forces and debated various policy issues to keep students safe during the 2013 legislative sessions. This session focused on evidence-based public policy reform in mental health, education and emergency response as a way to address these critical issues. Agenda topics included mental health issues such as screening, early diagnosis and treatment, and violence prevention in schools.

 

Presentation by Susan Payne, Director of Safe Schools, Colorado Attorney General’s Office

Safe 2 Tell: Safe Communities, Safe Schools

Susan Payne is the Founding Executive Director of the Safe2Tell®, a prevention initiative developed as a response to the Columbine tragedy in Colorado. Susan served in this role as a Special Agent with the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security from 2006 until 2010; she currently serves as the Director of Safe Schools with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. In 2006, Susan’s expertise was requested at the President’s White House Conference on School Violence Prevention. Susan is a 24-year law enforcement veteran. She is a graduate of the National School Safety Center and also has been certified as an Advanced Public Information Officer.