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NCJ Number: 136291 Find in a Library
Title: School Safety Update: A Special Issue
Corporate Author: National School Safety Ctr
Pepperdine University
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National School Safety Ctr
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This update identifies actions taken throughout the United States to reduce the level of gang activity and violence in schools.
Abstract: This update reviews efforts on the part of police and educators in Oklahoma, Florida, and Texas to counter gang violence; outlines the available legal tools and statutes that can be used to effectively fight against gangs; and describes Hawaii's pilot program to combat gangs and truancy. The update also discusses Philadelphia's innovative program to enhance the security of its schools without increasing the budget; The Office of Security Operations for the Philadelphia school district formed a rapid-response team by reapportioning existing staff. This highly visible team mobilizes quickly to diffuse crisis situations.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs; School security
Index Term(s): Cultural influences; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Violence prevention
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