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Getting Buy-In for Anonymous Reporting Systems (On Demand) is a Course

Getting Buy-In for Anonymous Reporting Systems (On Demand)

1 credit


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Are you interested in learning more about Anonymous Reporting Systems (ARS) and how they can be used to prevent violence-related school incidents before they occur? ARS is a technology-based prevention strategy that helps students identify the signs of a potential threat and know how to confidentially report their concerns to school leaders. 

In this webinar, participants will learn more about the history and philosophy of ARS, its essential components, and how to effectively adopt and maintain ARS in their schools.


Law enforcement, mental health professionals, principals, superintendents

Learning Objectives

  • Define the practice of anonymous reporting systems in schools
  • Describe key considerations related to implementing anonymous reporting systems
  • Recognize the benefits of anonymous reporting systems for schools and their stakeholders


Kenji Okuma, Crisis Center Director for Sandy Hook Promise’s National Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS)

Anathea Simpkins, Deputy National Director for Sandy Hook Promise's Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS)

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Kenji Okuma; Anathea Simpkins; Terri Bennett; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES; Brad Bender, MSW; Naomi Pomerantz, MPH, LLMSW; Hsing-Fang Hsieh, PhD; Tom Reischl, PhD


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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