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About the SVH

The Missouri School Violence Hotline (SVH) began in October of 2001. It is operated and funded by the Department of Social Services, Children's Division.

The School Violence Hotline is staffed Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The program provides an ANONYMOUS means to report school violence. Information is gathered from reporters and then entered into a centralized database. The information is immediately relayed by phone and the report is faxed or emailed to the appropriate law enforcement agency and school. The School Violence Hotline is a centralized reporting and referral service that promotes the timely sharing of critical information between youth, families, school personnel, and law enforcement to improve outcomes for youth and promote a safe school environment.

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