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NCJ Number: 229355 Find in a Library
Title: School Policies and Legal Issues Supporting Safe Schools (Revised)
Author(s): Thomas Hutton; Kirk Bailey
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 71
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
Document: PDF
Type: Handbook
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide presents an overview of the legal and practical considerations concerning students of which school officials must be aware in developing and implementing efforts to prevent school violence with a focus on Federal law.
Abstract: Schools tend to be safe environments for children compared to other settings. However, research indicators show that students continue to be victimized at school too frequently, have concerns about their own safety, and report engaging in avoidance behaviors at school. 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 a practical guide to the development and implementation of school district and school policies that support safe schools. Section 1 provides an overview of legal and practical considerations to keep in mind and to address with local legal counsel when developing policies at the district level to prevent violence. Section 2 addresses specific situations and issues that may arise and discusses how the framework set forth in the first section bears on these questions. The guide concludes with a glossary of terms and a list of additional resources and organizations that may be of assistance. References
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-229352-354 and NCJ-229356.
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