Reducing Gun Violence: Extreme Risk Protection Orders

In the aftermath of high-profile and horrific school shootings, many schools and other collaborators began adopting anonymous reporting systems to help keep their communities safe. In this video, Dr. April Zeoli discusses how Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) can be used to protect schools and reduce gun violence through reporting, including key findings from ERPO implementation in the state of Oregon.

April Zeoli, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Michigan State School of Criminal Justice.

Justin Heinze, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and serves as Co-Director of the National Center for School Safety.


The content featured in this video is based on the following publication:

Zeoli, A., Paruk, J., Brana, C.C., Carter, P.M., Cunningham, R., Heinze, J. & Webster, D.W. (2021). Use of extreme risk protection orders to reduce gun violence in Oregon. Criminology & Public Policy 20(2), 243-261.

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Topic Areas

Campus Security, Notification Technology


School Personnel