In 2018, the General Assembly passed Act 44 mandating the establishment and use of the "Safe2Say Something" (S2SS) anonymous reporting system by every Pennsylvania school entity by January 14, 2019. S2SS is a life-saving and life changing school safety program that allows tipsters to anonymously report this information through the S2SS app, website, or 24/7 Crisis Center Hotline.
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has established S2SS and will manage and will manage and maintain the program. The OAG in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a leader in anonymous reporting systems, has built the application, website, and PA-based 24/7 Crisis Center. SHP is a national non-profit committed to creating safe schools and communities through their four evidenced-based Know the Signs intervention programs. To date, SHP has delivered its programs to 10, 000+ schools and trained 5+ million youth and adults in every state resulting in countless suicide, school shooting and firearm threat interventions and countless bullying, drug use, and other acts of violence and victimization interventions.
How it Works:
- Via mobile app, website, or phone call-arriving first at the S2SS Crisis Center.
- Crisis Center analysts vet and triage the tip, then engage the tipster in anonymous two-way chat in order to provide detailed and immediately actionable information to schools and dispatch.
- Crisis Center analysts deliver the tip to the impacted school and, as needed, local law enforcement via 911 County dispatch.
- The school and, as needed, local law enforcement, assess and intervene with threat-risk individual.
- The school then closes out the tip and reports actions taken as a record for their school.