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NCJ Number: 167888 Find in a Library
Title: Combating Fear and Restoring Safety in Schools
Series: OJJDP Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series
Author(s): J L Arnette; M C Walsleben
Corporate Author: National School Safety Ctr
Pepperdine University
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
National School Safety Ctr
Westlake Village, CA 91362
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 95-MU-MU-0032; 94-JN-CX-0005
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin focuses on the national effort to reach young people who are absent or truant from school due to school-related fear and intimidation.
Abstract: Certain manifestations of street violence have encroached on schools, including gangs, bullying, weapon possession and use, substance abuse, and community violence. Educators, parents, and students are concerned and want to revitalize schools and make them safer. In particular, students often express fear of personal victimization and violence experienced by other students and consequently do not attend school. Numerous prevention and intervention strategies have emerged to ensure schools are safe. These strategies include the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program, the Gang Prevention Through Targeted Outreach, the National Youth Gang Center, the Safe Alternatives and Violence Education Curriculum, the Adolescent Social Action Program, the Parents and Schools Succeeding in Providing Organized Routes to Travel Program, and the Gang Resistance Is Paramount Program. Although existing programs represent a good start, more such programs are needed to create safe schools in every community. Data on the percent of students reporting the presence of guns at school in 1995 and on characteristics of school-associated violent deaths between 1992 and 1994 are provided. 49 endnotes, 1 table, 1 figure, and 4 photographs
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Bullying; Crime in schools; Fear of crime; Gang Prevention; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; OJJDP grant-related documents; Students; Truancy; Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders; Weapons violations
Note: OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin, April 1998
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