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    Seattle Schools Provide Safe Places
    Posted on 04/21/2016
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    Seattle Public Schools Partners with Seattle Police to offer Safe Places

    Working with the City of Seattle and Seattle Police Department, all of the district's 98 schools will support safe and secure places for victims of crime and discrimination directed toward the Seattle's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities.

    Seattle Police launched their Safe Place strategy through partnerships with businesses throughout Capitol Hill and other city neighborhoods to promote awareness of hate crimes and provide safe places for victims of harassment until officers arrive.

    SPS Superintendent, Dr. Larry Nyland, launched the program in Seattle schools alongside Seattle Mayor, Ed Murray, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, Garfield High School staff, and student members of the Gay Straight Alliance.

    Safe Place is being considered by the U.S. Justice Department for a possible launch nationwide. Seattle Public Schools is proud to be pioneering efforts to create the very best educational experiences for students.

    You can read more about Seattle's strategy on the Seattle Police Department's Safe Place webpage.