Gun Violence Resource Hub

Gun Violence Prevention Hotlines
Type of Strategy:
Gun violence prevention area(s):
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Gun violence prevention hotlines provide young people with tools to improve the safety of their schools and communities by reporting threats of violence in their communities or at school. The hotlines are operated in accordance with a protocol developed in collaboration with national education and law enforcement authorities, including the FBI. Trained counselors, with access to translators for 140 languages, collect information from callers and then report threats to appropriate school and law enforcement officials.

Specific programs and implementation sites:
  • Weapon Watch,¬†Memphis, TN (not currently being implemented)
Helpful resources and citations:
Primary implementing agency:
  • Community organizations
Potential partnering agencies:
  • Law enforcement
  • Federal law enforcement partners
Links to evaluation evidence:
  • None/inconclusive

PSN Pillars

Prevention and Intervention
Community Engagement
  • Types of Strategy

  • Types of Gun Violence