Making an Impact

2017 marks ten years since the Virginia Tech shootings. As we remember and honor the lives that were lost, we are reaching out to you to join our mission and become a founding donor of Campaign 32.
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Campaign 32

VTV is working to prevent people who are a danger to themselves or others and were committed for treatment from buying a gun legally.
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Our Mission

Through research, education, and advocacy, we’re working to make our nation safer.
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Our Story

After the April 16th tragedy, many of the families gathered together to help prevent future tragedies and create a living legacy for the 32 lives that were lost.
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Campaigning for 32

The Virginia Tech Victims Family Outreach Foundation (VTV) is primarily working to prevent gun violence tragedies stemming from an insufficient amount of information in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

This non-partisan mission, called Campaign 32, is dedicated to ensuring that all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. are submitting the names of people to NICS that they have legally found to be a danger to themselves or others and were committed for treatment.  This will prevent them from purchasing a gun and it has support from across the political spectrum.

We also strive to enhance safety on college campuses and provide compassionate, skill-based support in the aftermath of mass shootings.

Help us make our nation safer

“VTV’s founders, as victims and survivors, have joined with a wide range of experts – including from campus public safety, emergency management, threat assessment and mental health, as well as key advocacy and higher education associations to bring truly diverse expertise and resources to bear on the challenges faced by higher education.”

US Congressman Frank Wolf
US Congressman Bobby Scott
US Senator Mark Warner
US Senator Tim Kaine

 

VTV is experienced in the campus safety landscape… VTV is also versed in interacting with federal agencies…

US Senator Mark Warner
US Senator Tim Kaine
US Congressman Bobby Scott
US Congressman Gerry Connolly
US Congressman Scott Rigell
US Congressman Donald Beyer Jr.

 

“The VTV focus on issues of mental health, bullying, privacy laws and information sharing, and supporting programs to create positive change in behavior combined with VTV’s uniquely unshakable dedication to effective solutions is ideal for this project.”

James M. Canady
Executive Director
National Association of School Resource Officers

“I strongly believe the program developed by the VTVFOF to better train school administrators, teachers, students, counselors, school resource officers, and other members of our school environments in how to prevent threats and provide an overall higher level of school safety will greatly benefit the community as a whole. It is a program that can be easily adopted by school districts across the country, providing a safer school environment for as many children as possible.”

Timothy J. Heaphy
United States Attorney
U. S. Department of Justice

 

“VTV’s goal is to enhance public safety through a comprehensive approach… VTV’s approach is a multidisciplinary one, by ensuring that different fields and areas of expertise are included.”

US Congressman Frank Wolf
US Congressman Bobby Scott
US Senator Mark Warner
US Senator Tim Kaine

 

The determination of the VTV Family Outreach Foundation to prevent another tragedy of the magnitude of the one that took place in April 2007 is a testament to the human spirit and the determination of good women and men to selflessly help students and their parents feel a greater sense of security.”

Larry Roberts
Private Attorney
Contributor at ARLnow

 

“VTV is an essential collaborative partner in the community working to end school violence and promote safe and healthy campus environments.”

Karma Cottman
Executive Director
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence


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