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Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
2277 Research Blvd., 7A
Rockville, MD 20850
Voice: 301/519-5789
Fax: 301/519-6760
E-mail: acceric@inet.ed.gov
Web site: http://www.eric.ed.gov/

Now under the auspices of the National Library of Education and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, ERIC produces two monthly indexes, Resources in Education (RIE) and the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE). These indexes are available in print, on CD-ROM and via the Internet. The ERIC database, which can be searched via the Internet, now features more than 1 million citations, which include school security, school safety, school violence, legal issues, and the use of technology in these areas.

U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-0498
Voice: 800/USA-LEARN
Web site: http://www.ed.gov

The Department's Web site contains a wealth of useful information including guides; publications; resource directories; the full text of some Department publications, such as Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools; and links to other useful sites.

Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
U.S. Department of Education

600 Independence Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20202-6123
Voice: 202/260-3954
Fax: 202/260-7767
Web site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/SDFS

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Voice: 800/851-4320 or 301/519-5500
E-mail: askncjrs@ncjrs.org
Web site: http://www.ncjrs.org

One of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world. NCJRS is a collection of clearinghouses supporting all bureaus of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, which includes the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Among the NCJRS services that are available through its Web site are:

Justice Information Center (JIC) with links to resources on many specific topics including juvenile justice and drugs and crime.

NCJRS Abstracts Database, which provides summaries of criminal justice literature—government reports, journal articles, books, and more—and which is searchable free on the Web.

National School Safety Center (NSSC)
4165 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 290
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Voice: 805/373-9977
Fax: 805/373-9277
Web site: http://www.nssc1.org

A nonprofit partnership of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education, and Pepperdine University, NSSC was created in 1984 with the charge to promote safe schools-free of crime and violence-and to help ensure quality education for all American children.

NSSC has a number of publications, films/tapes, and posters available for sale. SEE ALSO: Publications.

National Alliance for Safe Schools (NASS) P.O. Box 1068
College Park, MD 20741
Voice: 301/935-6063
Fax: 301/935-6069
E-mail: nass@erols.com
Web site: http://www.safeschools.org

Founded in 1977 by a group of school security directors to provide technical assistance, training, and research to school districts interested in reducing school-based crime and violence.

NASS products and services include school security assessments; educational programs for troubled youth; training programs for administrators, teachers, and students; various publications; and safe school workshops, which are held at different locations around the country. The NASS Web site includes descriptions of the workshops and a 2-3 month calendar of workshop locations. SEE ALSO: Publications.

National Crime Prevention Council
1700 K St., N.W., Second Floor
Washington, DC 20006-3817
Voice: 202/466-6272
Fax: 202/296-1356
Web site: http://www.ncpc.org or http://www.weprevent.org

An organization dedicated to helping millions of people across the United States prove that building a sense of community and taking commonsense precautions can cut crime and counter fear.

A major thrust of the Council is "stopping school violence" with many useful suggestions and links included on their Web site.

Keep Schools Safe
Contact: Attorney General of each State
Web site: http://www.keepschoolssafe.org

A joint initiative of the National Association of Attorneys General and the National School Boards Association, which have joined together to address the escalating problem of youth violence.

The Web site was launched to facilitate sharing of ideas and program information by providing up-to-date information on successful programs and ideas.

Center for the Prevention of School Violence
20 Enterprise St., Suite 2
Raleigh, NC 27607-7375
Voice: 800/299-6054 or 919/515-9397
Fax: 919/515-9561
E-mail: Available from Web site
Web site: http://www2.ncsu.edu/cpsv/

Established in 1993 at North Carolina State University, the Center serves as a primary point of contact for dealing with the problem of school violence. The Center is currently working on several special projects and is a nationally recognized resource for school resource officer (SRO) programs.

National School Boards Association
1680 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: 703/838-6722
Fax: 703/683-7590
E-mail: info@nsba.org
Web site: http://www.nsba.org

A nationwide advocacy outreach organization for public school governance. The Web site provides links to information services of the organization, including its Council of School Attorneys and Keep Schools Safe, a joint effort with the National Association of Attorneys General.

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
1801 North Moore St.
Arlington, VA 22209
Voice: 703/528-0700
E-mail: phouston@aasa.org
Web site: http://www.aasa.org

One of elementary and secondary education's longstanding professional organizations. Strives for the development of highly qualified leaders and supporting excellence in educational administration. Initiates and supports laws, policies, research, and practices that will improve education.

National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)
P.O. Box 40
Boynton Beach, FL 33425-0040
Voice: 888/316-2776
Web site: http://www.nasro.org

A nonprofit organization made up of school-based law enforcement officers and school administrators. The association serves as the largest training organization for school-based police and district personnel in the Nation. NASRO sponsors an annual training conference each summer and regional training throughout the year. SEE ALSO: Conferences/meetings.

National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers
P.O. Box 118
Catlett, VA 20119-0118
Voice: 540/788-4966

An organization of persons engaged in school security and school police operations.

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
638 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105-4298
Voice: 860/586-7517
E-mail: info@iaclea.org
Web site: http://www.iaclea.org

The membership of this association includes campus law enforcement directors and staff, criminal justice faculty members, municipal chiefs of police, companies offering campus law enforcement products and services, and colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Campus Safety Association
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
Voice: 708/775-2026

Members of this organization are professionals concerned with safety at educational institutions.

American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
1625 Prince St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: 703/522-5800
Fax: 703/243-4954
Web site: http://www.asisonline.org

A primary focus of this organization is to increase the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that focus on the fundamentals as well as the latest advancements in security management. ASIS sponsors a variety of educational courses and seminars, an annual national seminar and exhibit, numerous publications, a trade journal, and a security industry buyer's guide.

Educational Institutions is an ASIS standing committee. The ASIS Web site has a great deal of information, including full text of various documents. SEE ALSO: Publications and Conferences/meetings.

International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC)
1444 I St., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-2210
Voice: 202/712-9043
Fax: 202/216-9646
Web site: http://www.iapsc.org

A nonprofit professional association of independent, nonproduct-affiliated, professional security consultants. The IAPSC Web site includes a directory of experts; full text of the current issue of the association newsletter; and information on events and other services. SEE ALSO: Conferences/meetings.

Teacher's Workshop
1250 Overlook Ridge
Bishop,GA 30621
Voice: 800/991-1114
Fax: 706/769-4137
E-mail: rbender@teachersworkshop.com
Web site: http://www.teachersworkshop.com

A source of practical staff development opportunities through teleconferencing, a speaker's bureau, video curricula, or special conference events. The Teacher's Workshop Web site includes information on the various categories of opportunities offered. Each category includes topics on school violence and its prevention. SEE ALSO: Publications.

National School Safety and Security Services (NSSSS)
P.O. Box 110123
Cleveland, OH 44111
Voice: 216/251-3067
E-mail: KENTRUMP@aol.com
Web site: http://www.schoolsecurity.org

An independent, Ohio-based, National consulting firm specializing in training and technical assistance on secondary and elementary (K-12) school security, crisis management, gangs, juvenile crime issues, and crisis preparedness.

NSSSS services include presentations and training; security assessments; expert witness and litigation consultation; and related management consulting. The NSSSS Web site includes information on services, links to other useful sites, and a regularly updated list of publications related to NSSSS service areas. SEE ALSO: Publications.

General Web Sites

NOTE: There are hundreds of Web sites that contain valuable information and resources on the topics of school security, school safety, school violence and prevention, and so forth, and more are added every week. We could not begin to include them all. In addition to the sites included with their organization above, listed below are a few general sites that contain many links to school security information:

National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF)
Web site: http://www.edfacilities.org

With its mission to serve as a resource for the Nation's school personnel and allied professionals who plan, design, construct, and maintain educational facilities, NCEF acquires, manages, and disseminates information relating to educational facilities.

The Clearinghouse is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's National Library of Education. Subtopic links at this site include safety and lighting.

Mickey's Place in the Sun—Violence and Violence Prevention
Web site: http://people.delphi.com/mickjyoung/violence.html

Each of the 14 subtopic links for this Topic include organizations, publications, and other resource links.

BASA-TECH Webliography
Web site: http://www.nettech.org

An annotated listing of education-related Web sites.

Security Magazine On The Web
Cahners Publishing Company
Fax: 303/470-4546
Web site: http://www.secmag.com

Security Magazine and its sister publication, Security Distributing & Marketing (SDM) Magazine, are available in print form. However, the Web site listed here contains a great deal of useful information on a variety of security topics, including advertised security products; school security solutions; a daily news service made up of a network of global news media and business information by topic (e.g., protecting our children and school (K-12) security), which is updated daily and contains full text articles; a new product database; and a list of experts and columnists.

Research Report:   The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools