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NCJ Number: 165433 Find in a Library
Title: Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for Action
Corporate Author: California Office of the Attorney General Crime Prevention Ctr
United States of America

California Department of Education
School Climate and Student Support Unit
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 130
Sponsoring Agency: California Department of Education
Sacramento, CA 95814
California Office of the Attorney General Crime Prevention Ctr
Sacramento, CA 95814
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8011-0799-7
Sale Source: California Department of Education
School Climate and Student Support Unit
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide is designed to assist communities in the planning process for making their schools safer and more effective.
Abstract: The first chapter examines the detrimental influence of crime on school campuses and emphasizes the need for collaborative planning for safe schools. Legal, ethical, and educational rationales that support the importance of safe school planning are presented. It advises that a blending of the goals for safe schools and effective schools provides the best basis for successful planning for safe schools. The second chapter examines the factors that affect school safety. The safe school model described consists of four interacting components, each of which contributes to the overall school environment. How the four components interrelate with effective school factors is discussed. A third chapter presents procedures to develop and implement a written plan for a safe school. Considerations in forming and motivating a broad-based committee are presented, along with the skills, methods, and steps needed to implement a comprehensive and collaborative planning process. How to use existing data sources in planning and evaluation is discussed. The concluding chapter presents possible actions and strategies for prevention, intervention, and restructuring programs keyed to each of the four school environment components. The need for an individualized action plan prepared by the school safety committee is emphasized. Appended technical information required to develop a safe school plan
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; School delinquency programs
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