Urge Congressman Donald Norcross to support the TAPS Act (H​.​R​.​838) now!

Urge Congressman Donald Norcross to support the TAPS Act (H​.​R​.​838) now!

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Urge Congressman Donald Norcross to support the TAPS Act (H.R.838) now!

To maximize your impact, call Congressman Norcross at (202) 225-6501 and share this petition with friends and family. 

We the students are counting on you! we need your support!

The plan proposes a process developed by the Secret Service to identify, investigate, and mitigate threats at the local level. The bill will provide states with training, resources, and support needed to establish community-based, multidisciplinary behavioral threat assessment and management units. Connecting the dots before an attack gives us the best chance at preventing these tragedies before they occur.

This bipartisan bill supported by more than 80 democrats and 80 republicans is the best solution we have to prevent another horrifying tragedy caused by mass shootings.

Endorsed by many organizations including:
·       Sandy Hook Promise
·       National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
·       National Board for Certified Counselors
·       Association of University and College Counselling Center Directors (AUCCCD)
·       American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
·       National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
·       Clinical Social Work Association
·       Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
·       International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
·       National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
·       and dozens more

If Congressman Donald Norcross can join his fellow NJ Democrats and Republicans in this bipartisan solution, we WILL prevent the next tragedy.

To maximize your impact, call Congressman Norcross at (202) 225-6501 and share this petition with friends and family. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/09/12/prevent-shootings-save-lives-pass-threat-assessment-bill-column/2293031001/

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/secret-service-releases-report-on-school-shootings/2193082/

https://www.graydc.com/content/news/Parkland-families-push-lawmakers-to-improve-threat-assessments-563234252.html

https://ednote.ecs.org/preventing-school-violence-through-threat-assessment/

Additional information about the life saving TAPS Act can be found at: https://babin.house.gov/uploadedfiles/taps_act_one_pager.pdf

Columbine. The Pulse Nightclub. Sutherland Springs Church. The Boston Marathon. Washington Navy Yard. The attack on Rep. Gabby Giffords. Sandy Hook. The Aurora movie theater. Virginia Tech. West Nickel Mines Amish School. The Charleston church massacre. Santa Fe High School. All of these horrifying events, and many others, have the same thing in common: either the attacker displayed, or someone close to the attacker warned of, behavior or indicators of an impending tragedy. Research shows that in the overwhelming majority of these situations, the attacker displayed clear signs or indications that they were on a pathway to violence. In effect, the attackers self-identified in some way or another that they intended to harm people. With training and support in behavioral threat assessment and management and a focus on prevention, we can connect the dots BEFORE an attack can occur.

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