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  NCJ Number: NCJ 205005     Find in a Library
  Title: Toward Safe and Orderly Schools--The National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, Research in Brief
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America

Gottfredson Associates, Inc.
United States of America
  Date Published: 11/2004
  Page Count: 20
  Series: NIJ Research in Brief
  Annotation: This report presents the findings from a national, federally funded study which surveyed school staff and students on school safety and the programs used to prevent problem behavior and promote a safe school environment.
  Abstract: Schools are expected to provide a safe environment and to play an active role in socializing children for their participation in society. In 2000, a federally funded study was conducted to examine delinquency prevention in schools. The study surveyed principals, teachers, program implementers, and students on what the schools were actively doing, through programs, to prevent problem behavior and promote a safe and order environment. The study found that even though nearly all United States public schools were using a variety of delinquency prevention programs and disciplinary practices, most schools were using prevention practices that were either unproven or known to be ineffective. The effective implementation of prevention programs was also limited. The study examined various prevention activities utilized and the percentage of schools using them, as well as successful and unsuccessful program implementations. Ideas and suggestions were presented for the successful implementation of prevention programs which included: focusing on schools with the greatest need, starting within the school, improving training and supervision, involving school staff, the community, and experts, and using more promising practices. Exhibits
  Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
  Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention ; Public schools ; Schools ; School delinquency programs ; Juvenile crime control ; Juvenile delinquency ; School discipline ; NIJ grant-related documents ; BJA grant-related documents ; OJJDP grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 96-MU-MU-0008;98-JN-FX-0004
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: See NCJ-194129 for the final report, National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools.
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