About the SVH

The Missouri School Violence Hotline (SVH) began in October of 2001. The SVH program is housed in the Department of Social Services, Children’s Division. This project is supported by funding made available through the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program contained in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Missouri Department of Public Safety—Office of Director, and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group.

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 e–mailed 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.