Supporting Safe and Positive Colorado Schools
The Office of School Safety provides Colorado schools and communities with the tools and resources to create safe and positive school environments for all Colorado students, pre-kindergarten through higher education.
The three units of the Office of School Safety support Colorado schools:
- - The School Safety Resource Center provides resources, consultation, training, and technical assistance -
- - The Crisis Unit training school personnel responds to critical incidents and assists when called upon -
- - The Grants Unit researches and manages grant opportunities for schools -
School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC)
The mission of the Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) is to assist educators, emergency responders, community organizations, school mental health professionals, parents and students to create safe, positive and successful school environments for Colorado students in all pre K-12 and higher education schools.
OSS Crisis Unit
The Crisis Unit is established in the Office of School Safety to provide crisis response training to school personnel and make available mental health professionals on a limited basis to assist in the aftermath of a critical incident, when requested.
OSS Grants Unit
The Grants Unit is established in the Office of School Safety to manage available school safety grant funding from state and federal authorities and provide grant training and consultation to schools across Colorado.
Upcoming OSS Trainings
|All OSS Trainings||Date|
|Colorado Safe School Summit||October 19 - 20, 2023|
|Colorado Youth Suicide Prevention Symposium||November 16, 2023|
*** Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. As part of this commitment, OSS will ensure reasonable accommodations are provided to enable all people to engage fully in our trainings, meetings and events. To request accommodations, please send an email directly to CDPS_School_Safety_Center@state.co.us at least two weeks before the event. Please make sure also to let the Center know if you need any of the materials in an alternative format. Thank you! ***
- OSS Online Search Document Library
In order to provide easier access to search for and find training, guidelines, articles, assessment tools, and other resources, OSS has created this Online Search Document Library repository.
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Claire Davis School Safety Act
This Act imposes a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for schools if a school fails to exercise “reasonable care” to protect all students, faculty and staff from “reasonably foreseeable” acts of violence that occurs at school or a school-sponsored activity. Learn More about Claire Davis School Safety Act (C.R.S. 24-10-106.3) Resource Page
Child abuse hotline
Call 1-844-CO-4KIDS to report concerns of child abuse and neglect statewide. Learn More about CO-4-Kids
SAMSHA Bullying App
SAMHSA’s bullying prevention efforts include the KnowBullying app, a free smartphone tool that provides information and guidance on ways to prevent bullying and build resilience in children. The KnowBullying app can be downloaded unto either iOS® Devices or Android™ Devices.
Colorado Crisis Services