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NCJ Number: 69457 Find in a Library
Title: TOWARD SAFER SCHOOLS IN ILLINOIS, V 1 - REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND VANDALISM
Corporate Author: Illinois Office of Education
Dept of Planning, Research and Evaluation
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Office of Education
Springfield, IL 62777
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS TASK FORCE REPORT PRESENTS FINDINGS REGARDING THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND VANDALISM AND A SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS TO LOCAL DISTRICTS AND FOR STATE-LEVEL CONSIDERATION.
Abstract: INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL CRIME GATHERED AT THE DISTRICT AND SCHOOL LEVEL IS IMPORTANT FOR PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF PROGRAMS TO COMBAT IT. THIS REPORT INCLUDES A SUMMARY OF SOME LOCAL APPROACHES FOR DEALING WITH VIOLENCE AND VANDALISM: (1) EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND STUDENT INVOLVEMENT; (2) INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY, PARENTS AND POLICE; (3) LEGAL ALTERNATIVES; AND (4) DESIGN AND SECURITY MEASURES. APPROPRIATE STATE-LEVEL ROLES INCLUDE (1) IDENTIFYING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE RESOURCE PERSONS OR ORGANIZATIONS; (2) GATHERING REFERENCE MATERIAL FOR LOCAL DISTRICTS TO DRAW UPON; (3) SPONSORING WORKSHOPS; (4) DEVELOPING NEW AND MORE EFFECTIVE INTERRELATIONSHIPS AMONG LAW ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES; (5) DEVELOPING AN INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE; (6) IDENTIFYING EXISTING FUNDING SOURCES AND DEVELOPING NEW SOURCES; AND (7) CONDUCTING RESEARCH. THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ENDORSES LEGISLATION TO AUTHORIZE FUNDING FOR VARIOUS PREVENTIVE PROGRAMS; E.G. PREVENTIVE FACILITY DESIGN; SUPPORT FOR SECURITY MEASURES (BOTH HARDWARE AND PERSONNEL); AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR DISRUPTIVE STUDENTS. ADDITIONAL AND MORE SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STATE-LEVEL CONSIDERATION AND A SUMMARY OF A SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE JUVENILE DELINQUENCY FINDINGS ARE INCLUDED. NINE FOOTNOTES ARE APPENDED. SEE VOL. 2, NCJRS 69458.
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Crime in schools; Illinois; School security; School vandalism
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