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NCJ Number: 229354 Find in a Library
Title: Fostering School, Family, and Community Involvement (Revised)
Author(s): Howard Adelman Ph.D.; Linda Taylor Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
United States of America

Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence
United States of America
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 133
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: Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence
George Washington University
2121 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Handbook
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guidebook provides a perspective and resources for enhancing home, community, and school collaboration as part of comprehensive safe school and school improvement planning.
Abstract: 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 provides an overview of the nature and scope of collaboration, explores barriers to effectively working together, and discusses the processes of establishing and sustaining the work. It also reviews the importance of using data, issues related to sharing information, and examples of collaborative efforts from around the country. Effective family-community-school collaboration requires a cohesive set of policies. Cohesive policy will only emerge if current policies are revisited to reduce redundancy and redeploy school and community resources that are used ineffectively. The necessary components for cohesive policy are outlined. Figures, appendixes A-F, references, and resources
Main Term(s): Crime in schools
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Crime prevention measures; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile Delinquency prevention planning; OJJDP grant-related documents; School security; Schools; Violence prevention
Note: Downloaded January 18, 2010; for related information on the guidebook series see NCJ-229352-353 and NCJ-229355-356.
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