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School Safety

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Following are some topical resources released in recent years:

Indicators of School Crime and Safety
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual Report

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bi-Annual

Interconnecting Mental Health and Behavioral Support Improves School Safety, Study Says
National Institute of Justice, March 2022

FY 2021 Report to the Committees on Appropriations: Research on School Resource Officer Programs
National Institute of Justice, February 2022

School Policing Programs: Where We Have Been and Where We Need To Go Next
National Institute of Justice, February 2022

Research and Evaluation on School Safety: An Evaluation of State School Safety Centers
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2021

Virtual Conference on School Safety Recorded Sessions video graphic
National Institute of Justice, May 2021

School Safety: Research on Gathering Tips and Addressing Threats
National Institute of Justice, April 2021

Impact on School Safety of Collaboration Between Law Enforcement & Rural Schools video graphic
National Institute of Justice, June 2020

Understanding School Safety and the Use of School Resource Officers in Understudied Settings
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2020

Final Summary Overview: Understanding the Impact of School Safety on the High School Transition Experience: From Etiology to Prevention
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2020

Notes From the Field: Proper Planning is Critical for School Safety
National Institute of Justice, February 2020

Tip Lines for School Safety: A National Portrait of Tip Line Use
National Institute of Justice, February 2020

A Comprehensive School Safety Framework: Report to the Committees on Appropriations
National Institute of Justice, January 2020

Notes From the Field: Addressing Mental Health Is an Important Factor in Improving School Safety
National Institute of Justice, October 2019

Making Schools Safe for Students
National Institute of Justice, June 2019

Promoting School Safety: A Comprehensive Emotional and Behavioral Health Model
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2019

Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety
Federal Commission on School Safety, December 2018

School Tip Line Toolkit: A Blueprint for Implementation and Sustainability
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2018

Related Resources

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The program's primary objective is prevention and it is intended to be an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students, NCSSLE provides training and technical assistance, products and tools, and latest research findings to create positive learning environments in schools so that all students have the opportunity to realize academic success in safe and supportive environments.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): School Crime and Safety
This section of the NIJ site provides access to NIJ research and resources related to school safety.

National Resource Center on School-Justice Partnerships (NRC-SJP)
With funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges created the NRC-SJP to serve as a one-stop-shop for jurisdictions seeking training and technical assistance to support implementation and sustainability of multidisciplinary initiatives to achieve positive school discipline reforms and reduce the school to juvenile justice pathway.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

U.S. Department of Education: Office of Safe & Supportive Schools (OSSS)
OSSS addresses the health and well-being of students, as well as school safety, security, and emergency management and preparedness.

U.S. Department of Education: School Climate and Discipline
This page provides access to Department of Justice and Department of Education resources and guidance materials related to assist public elementary and secondary schools in meeting their obligations under federal law to administer student discipline without discrimination.

 Listen to The Science of School Safety, a podcast episode from the National Institute of Justice.

Date Modified: August 22, 2022
Date Created: August 14, 2020