Our nation's schools should be safe havens for children, yet school violence remains a threat that can lead to devastating outcomes.
Research has shown that children victimized in school are more prone to skipping school, poor academic performance, dropping out, and violent behaviors. For teachers, incidents of victimization may lead to professional disenchantment or departure from the profession altogether.
Through the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP’s) National Institute of Justice is developing knowledge about the root causes of school violence, identifying and creating strategies for increasing school safety, and rigorously evaluating innovative school safety strategies through pilot programs.
During Safe Schools Week (October 15-21), see the School Safety Special Feature for access to OJP and other federal resources related to maintaining safe school environments.
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- Youth Bullying and Suicide: The Reality for Schools Today
- October 24, 2017 | 2 p.m. ET | Webinar
- National School Safety Conference
- January 24-25, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV
- National School Safety Conference & Exposition
- July 23-27, 2018 | Orlando, FL