Weapons and violence in schools are a significant public health challenge that affects the physical and mental health of young people across the United States, as well as their families and communities. The Congressional Social Work Caucus (chaired by Rep. Barbara Lee, CA-13), in conjunction with the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, National Academy of Education, and American Educational Research Association organized a congressional briefing on June 12, 2019, to address the issue with a panel of scholars, experts, and activists. The content of this policy brief is a result of the discussion and recommendations from the briefing. To watch a video recording of the briefing click here.

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