Training & Technical Assistance Request Form

Please use this form to request training and technical assistance. All required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

ERPO Resource Center

The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), established the National ERPO Resource Center (ERC) in 2023. The ERC is a training and technical assistance (TTA) hub designed to support states and localities with the implementation of their ERPO programs to reduce gun violence and save lives.
TTA through the ERC includes:

  • Development and dissemination of trainings for ERPO stakeholders.
  • Support for states and local jurisdictions to implement ERPO programs.
  • Facilitation of peer-to-peer engagement with model ERPO learning sites.
  • Delivery of presentations and webinars to advance states’ and localities’ knowledge on key ERPO topics.

The ERC will also support states and local jurisdictions to ensure that funding received through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) is effectively utilized.

Successful ERPO implementation requires the collaboration of a variety of stakeholders, including law enforcement, prosecutors, attorneys, judicial officers, clinicians, educators, veterans’ organizations, victim service providers, community organizations, and behavioral health and social service providers. Each of these partners plays an important role in the ERPO process, from the initiation of the order to the return of firearms (where appropriate). In collaboration with BJA, the ERC will support these ERPO implementers and partners nationwide by providing TTA.