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School Safety - Programs

This section provides examples of State and local programs and initiatives available online.
The National Institute of Justice's uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. On you will find reviews of specific programs that focus on a variety of justice topics, including those involving safety in schools.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative 
The mission of the SS/HS Initiative is to assist and support SS/HS and School Action grantees in the development and sustenance of peaceful and healthy communities. The Initiative uses a technical assistance model that is consultative, content/evidence-based, culturally competent, and collaborative. The model provides the conceptual and service delivery framework to address the needs of SS/HS and School Action grantees as they implement comprehensive approaches to prevent violence and create safe schools and communities. The SS/HS Initiative provides technical assistance services guided by culturally appropriate practices and policies.

Teens, Crime, and the Community
Teens, Crime, and the Community is a national youth program that supports the concept of education and action to create safer, more caring communities for youth by youth.

U.S. Department of Education: Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS)
OSHS provides financial assistance for drug and violence prevention activities, focuses on efforts designed to promote the health and well-being of students, develops policies related to violence and drug prevention in schools, and participates with other agencies on efforts related to violence/drug prevention and school preparedness.

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