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Sandy Hook Promise gets FBI award

April 8, 2019 GMT

Newtown-based Sandy Hook Promise received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award on Monday at the nonprofit’s Church Hill Road headquarters.

The nonprofit, founded by family members who lost loved ones in the 2012 shooting of 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook School, has launched a handful of initiatives called Know the Signs that strive to teach schools and communities the warning signs of violent behavior and how to prevent it.

Some 6.5 million children and adults have been trained nationwide in Sandy Hook Promise programs, the nonprofit has said.

The award presentation comes at the start of Sandy Hook Promise’s annual National Youth Violence Prevention Week, to raise awareness about youth violence prevention tips.