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National Institute of Justice Examines Effectiveness of School Violence Training
WASHINGTON – The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice today published an article examining the effectiveness of school violence training provided to school personnel and school-based law enforcement. The training often targets preventing, preparing for, and responding to violence, as well as student behavior that can compromise both actual and perceived levels of safety among students and staff.
Research suggests that training school personnel can be effective, but that the effectiveness varies by training topic and program type. The article discusses four of the most common training topics and considers future directions for further research.
TITLE: Training for School Personnel to Prevent, Prepare, and Respond to School Safety Incidents
AUTHOR: National Institute of Justice
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