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Title: Recess From Violence: Making Our Schools Safe
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Cmtte on Labor and Human Resources
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 81
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Proceedings at the hearing on Senate Bill No. 1125 are provided.
Abstract: The purpose of this bill, known as the Safe Schools Act of 1993, is to help local school systems achieve goal six of the National Educational goals, which provides that by the year 2000, every school in America will be free of drugs and violence and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning, by ensuring that all schools are safe and free of violence. According to the testimony of Senator Dodd, local education agencies that have seen a high incidence of violence will be eligible to apply for funding to undertake a wide range of activities, including conflict resolution training, social skills development, peer mediation and counseling, new curricula on preventing violence, safe zones of passage for students on their way to and from school, and after-school programs. Additionally, local school districts could use one-third of its funds for minor remodeling, metal detectors, and the hiring of security personnel. Included in the testimony presented at the hearing is a description of the National Fighting Back initiative, a community-based approach funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 1989, as well as other community-focused, school-related, and family-related strategies.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Criminology; Legislation; Schools
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