The Capitol Hill briefing will take place 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. June 12 in Rayburn Building 2261, Washington, DC., and will inform policy makers on the impact of weapons and school violence in communities. Panelists for the briefing encompass top school violence experts and a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fl) student. Event leadership also includes the Congressional Social Work Caucus – Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Chair.
The briefing will explore current scientific data highlighting the pressing need for reduction of weapons and violence in schools and communities. Experts will present research and evidence assisting in the development of policy and legislation that can successfully mitigate weapons and violence and increase community safety.
Co-sponsors of the event include:
- American Psychological Association
- Brady Campaign
- Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
- Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy
- Grand Challenges for Social Work
- National Association for Rural Mental Health
- National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors
- National Association of Social Workers
- School Social Work Association of America
The briefing is open to the public. See this announcement for more details.