• State Launches Tool for School Safety
    In June 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 44 of 2018 into law. While Act 44 is expansive, a key mandate of the law requires the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General to implement a school safety anonymous tip program. In partnership with a non-profit organization, Sandy Hook Promise, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General activated the Safe2Say Something (S2SS) anonymous tip line on January 14, 2019.
    S2SS is based on a three-step system:
    • An anonymous tip is submitted via one of the following options:
      1. Website: https://www.safe2saypa.org/
      2. Tipline: 1-844-SAF2SAY
      3. Mobile App for Apple and Android Devices
    • All calls and tips are received by the 24/7 S2SS Crisis Center.
      1. An S2SS Crisis Center analyst receives and reviews tip information.
      2. The tip is triaged and categorized as either life safety or non-life safety.
      3. The tip is then sent to school officials and law enforcement (as needed) via text, email, and/or phone call.
    • School officials and law enforcement intervene and/or offer assistance
      1. School officials and law enforcement (as needed) investigate, assess, and intervene with reported at-risk individuals.
      2. School officials report their outcomes into the Safe2Say Something platform and close out the tip, ensuring accountability for every tip submitted.
    The S2SS program and curriculum is funded and managed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office through a partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization working to improve school safety.  The curriculum is designed to be age-appropriate and research-based.