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NCJ Number: 229353 Find in a Library
Title: Ensuring Quality School Facilities and Security Technologies (Revised)
Author(s): Todd Schneider
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency: Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence
Washington, DC
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Portland, OR 97204
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2005-JL-FX-0157
Sale Source: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
101 SW Main Street
Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
United States of America

Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence
George Washington University
2121 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC
United States of America
Type: Handbook
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide helps educators and other members of the community understand the relationship between school safety and school facilities, including technology.
Abstract: The physical environment of a school plays a critical role in keeping students safe. The school structure should provide an inviting environment where children are protected from threats. The issue is how schools can ensure a safe physical environment for students and educators. To assist schools in their safety efforts, the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence and the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, with support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), revised a series of guidebooks. The guidebooks are intended to build a foundation of information to assist schools and school districts in developing safe learning environments. The guidebooks provide local school districts with information and resources that support comprehensive safe school planning efforts. This guidebook is intended to inform administrators, educators, and members of the community of the importance of an affective environment and the role of the physical environment of a school in ensuring school safety. The guide covers: a) crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), b) key questions to ask when planning to apply CPTED, c) an overview of security technology, and d) safety audits and security surveys. References and additional resources and readings
Main Term(s): Crime in schools
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Crime prevention measures; Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) programs; Environmental design; Facility security; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile Delinquency prevention planning; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; OJJDP grant-related documents; School security; Schools; Science and Technology; Violence prevention
Note: Downloaded January 18, 2010; for related information on the guidebook series see NCJ-229352 and NCJ-229354-356.
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