Special Feature: Celebrate Safe Communities - Schools

This page contains a sampling of federal or federally-sponsored resources related to school safety. For a more comprehensive compilation of materials, see the Campus Safety Special Feature and the School Safety Special Feature.


Indicators of School Crime and Safety
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual Report
Safe School-based Enforcement through Collaboration, Understanding, and Respect (SECURe) Local Implementation Rubric
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, September 2016
Safe School-based Enforcement through Collaboration, Understanding, and Respect (SECURe) State and Local Policy Rubric
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, September 2016
Understanding School Violence
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 2016
Sharing Ideas and Resources to Keep our Nation’s Schools Safe (Volume III)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2015
Comprehensive School Safety Initiative Report
National Institute of Justice, May 2014
TechBeat Special Issue on School Safety
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2013
Bullying in Schools: An Overview
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2011
Bomb Threats in Schools
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, September 2011
Responding to Gangs in the School Setting
Bureau of Justice Assistance- and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2010
Assigning Police Officers to Schools
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2010

Related Resources

Campus Safety Special Feature
This NCJRS online resource contains a compilation of links to publications and related websites focusing on crime and safety on campuses of higher education.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC website contains information about school safety in its Adolescent and School Health and School Violence sections.
Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
Administered by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The program's primary objective is prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.
GirlsHealth.gov: Bullying
GirlsHealth.gov was created by the National Women's Health Information Center to help girls learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about, including bullying.
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies. Included on the NCPC site is information about school safety and bullying.
Not Alone: Together Against Sexual Assault
This White House website provides information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools.
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
The COPS website includes a section on Supporting Safe School, which highlights COPS' efforts related to creating safe school environments, such as the Safe Schools and COPS in Schools funding programs.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students
The Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative is a unique federal grant-making program designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among our Nation's youth, schools, and communities.
School Safety Special Feature
The NCJRS School Safety Special Feature captures information, products, training, and additional resources on the topic.
This website, created by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides information on bullying, including where children can turn if they are being bullied and resources for adults to help prevent bullying.
U.S. Department of Education: Working to Keep Schools and Communities Safe
This site provides information about efforts aimed at ensuring that schools remain sanctuaries for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence.
Youth Violence Special Feature
This NCJRS Special Feature contains a page dedicated to Violence in Schools, which provides links to publications and resources focusing on school violence and the prevention of such violence.

Search the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the Juvenile Justice: Drugs/Underage Drinking, Juvenile Justice: School Safety, and Juvenile Justice: Bullying sections of our site for additional publications and resources on this topic.

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