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

The Causes and Consequences of School Violence: A Review
National Institute of Justice, February 2022

Creation of School Shooting Open-Source Database Fuels Understanding
National Institute of Justice, February 2022

What Are Predictors of School Violence? What Are Its Consequences?
National Institute of Justice, February 2022

Five Things About School-Based Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs
National Institute of Justice, November 2021

BJA's Student, Teacher, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program
Bureau of Justice Assistance, May 2021

Assessing Readiness, Implementation, and Effects Associated with a Comprehensive Framework Designed to Reduce School Violence: A Randomized Controlled Trial
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2021

What Do the Data Reveal About Violence in Schools?
National Institute of Justice, November 2020

Protecting America's Schools: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Targeted School Violence
U.S. Secret Service, December 2019

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

Gangs in Schools
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, March 2019

Effects of the Second Step Program in Middle School on Violence, Victimization, and Substance Use in High School
National Institute of Justice, April 2019

A Comparison of Averted and Completed School Attacks from the Police Foundation Averted School Violence Database
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services-Sponsored, February 2019

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence
U.S. Secret Service, July 2018

Creating and Sustaining a Positive and Communal School Climate: Contemporary Research, Present Obstacles, and Future Directions
National Institute of Justice, February 2018

School Safety: By the Numbers
National Institute of Justice, November 2017

School Safety Policies and Programs Administered by the U.S. Federal Government: 1990-2016
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2017

States' Roles in Keeping Schools Safe: Opportunities and Challenges for State School Safety Centers and Other Actors
National Institute of Justice, July 2017

Development of a Standard Model for School Climate and Safety Assessment
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, May 2017

Making Prevention a Reality: Identifying, Assessing, and Managing the Threat of Targeted Attacks
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2017

Related Resources

Averted School Violence Near Miss Reporting System
Developed by the Police Foundation with funding support from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, this resource provides law enforcement officers, school personnel, and mental health professionals with the ability to share "close calls" in order to improve school safety and prevent tragedies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Preventing School Violence
This section of the CDC site provides access to information and resources on school violence, including data, risk and protective factor information, and prevention materials.

The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website provides ratings of programs and practices, including programs that relate to school safety, to help determine what works, what doesn't, and what's promising.

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

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.

Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)
STRYVE is a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent youth violence before it starts among young people ages 10 to 24.

Youth Violence Special Feature
This Special Feature contains information and resources that focus on different forms of youth violence and prevention efforts aimed at addressing such violence.

Date Modified: February 23, 2022
Date Created: August 14, 2020