Final Report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission
The 2015 report presented to the Connecticut Governor’s Office
On December 14, 2012, one of the most vicious and incomprehensible domestic attacks in American history occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Shortly thereafter, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy established the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission. Comprised of sixteen subject matter experts in the fields of mental health and mental wellness, secure facility design and operations, law enforcement training and response, and public policy implementation, the Commission began taking public testimony from a series of outside experts in January 2013.
Over a two year period, the panel reviewed laws, policies, and practices in place on December 14, 2012 in order to make recommendations intended to reduce the probability of another tragedy on the scale of what occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The panel focused its work in three distinct areas: Safe School Design and Operation, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Emergency Response, and Mental Health/Mental Wellness.
Read the full report.