Families of Virginia Tech Victims Offer Support to Families of Marysville-Pilchuck High School

October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – October 25, 2014 – VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV), the nation’s leading nonprofit school and campus safety advocacy organization, offered a heartfelt statement of sadness and offer of support to the community of Marysville-Pilchuck High School in light of the recent school shooting. VTV President Joe Samaha said, “We express our sincere…

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Lack of data makes it hard for background checks system to work properly

August 28, 2014

This art While the National Instant Criminal Background Check System remains the only square inch of compromise between the nation’s divided gun camps, the costly federal program is failing to keep guns away from the dangerously mentally ill. The White House describes the background check system, known as NICS, as its “most important tool” to…

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VTV Praises Congressional Funding for School & Campus Safety Initiatives

May 30, 2014

Families of Virginia Tech shooting victims and survivors say funding can save lives on campus WASHINGTON, DC, May 30, 2014 – Led by Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), with overwhelming bi-partisan support, the U.S. House of Representatives approved funding for three major programs that will help improve school and college safety, according to the VTV…

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VTV Family Outreach Foundation Statement on Virginia Supreme Court Ruling

October 31, 2013

CENTREVILLE, Va., October 31, 2013 – Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by today’s ruling. We continue to share their grief, and open our arms and hearts to them. We draw strength knowing that the 32 innocent lives tragically lost were not in vain. Improvements to how colleges and universities across the…

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VTV Partners with Virginia Tech to Develop a National Training Model for School Resource Officers

October 3, 2013

CENTREVILLE, Va., October 3, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced last week that the VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV) was selected to receive a $496,340 grant to design a school resource officer (SRO) training curriculum. SROs are sworn law enforcement officers responsible for providing security…

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First Responders to Ride in VTV Gran Fondo for Campus Safety

September 18, 2013

The 3rd Annual VTV Gran Fondo for Campus Safety takes place October 5 in Fairfax, Va. FAIRFAX, Va., September 18, 2013 – The VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV) announced a new 25% discount for First Responders that participate in the 3rd Annual VTV Gran Fondo for Campus Safety. The mass cycling event will be held…

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VTV Gran Fondo Cycling Event Coming to Northern Virginia

August 23, 2013

The 3rd Annual VTV Gran Fondo for Campus Safety takes place October 5 in Fairfax, Va. FAIRFAX, Va., August 28, 2013 – The VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV) announced they will be hosting the 3rd Annual VTV Gran Fondo for Campus Safety, on October 5th, 2013 in the beautiful Mosaic District, Fairfax, Virginia. Proceeds from…

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Through The Storm: Free Mother’s Day Handbell Concert

May 10, 2013

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., May 10, 2013 – On May 12, 2013 at 4:00 p.m., the Timberline Handbell Ensemble will premiere “Through the Storm: Hope Endures.” Music is the language of the human spirit, the universal expression of feelings and emotions. It has no boundaries, and can never be confined to a gallery or museum. Music…

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VTV Thanks Bi-Partisan Supporters In Congress, Attorney General For Creation Of Campus Safety Center

March 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, March 14, 2013 – The VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV) today credited a bi-partisan coalition of Congressional leaders, Virginia Congressmen Frank Wolf (pictured right with VTV family members), a Republican, and Bobby Scott, a Democrat, for their successful work to establish a National Center for Campus Public Safety. In response to their requests,…

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VTV Calls on U.S. Senate to Establish National Center for Campus Public Safety

March 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2013 – The VTV Family Outreach Foundation (VTV) today called on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to approve legislation at their meeting on Thursday that will create a National Center for Campus Public Safety. Currently, campus public safety officers are the only first responders without a comprehensive federal support resource to…

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