Funded through a grant from the National Institute of Justice, this site serves as a clearinghouse of information and contacts for law enforcement and other public safety officials to prepare, respond and recover as they work to keep schools as safe as possible.
Indicators of School Crime and Safety
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual Report
National Youth Violence Prevention Update: 2010-2016
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, July 2016
Combatting Youth Violence in American Cities: Programs and Partnerships in 30 Cities
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2016
Durable Collaborations: The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, June 2016
Understanding School Violence
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015
Sharing Ideas & Resources to Keep Our Nation's Schools Safe
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2013
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
Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2010
School-Based Programs to Reduce Bullying and Victimization
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2009
Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence (2nd Edition)
International Association of Chiefs of Police, September 2009
School Safety CD-ROM
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, March 2009
Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
Experimental Evaluation of Gender Violence/Harassment Prevention Programs in Middle Schools, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2008
Evaluation of Bullyproofing Your School: Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2007
The Effectiveness of Universal School-Based Programs for the Prevention of Violent and Aggressive Behavior
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 2007
School-Based Partnerships: A Problem-Solving Strategy
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, October 2006
Effectiveness of School-Based Violence Prevention Programs for Reducing Disruptive and Aggressive Behavior
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2005
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): School Violence
This section of the CDC site provides resources on school violence related data and statistics, risk and protective factors, prevention, and prevention tools and resources.
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is relevant program and topical information pertaining to youth violence and prevention in schools.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP): School Safety Online Trainings
IACP and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention have launched a series of four introductory-level online school safety trainings. The trainings - “Assessing School Safety,” “Forming Your Safe School Planning Team,” “Preparing for a School Crisis” and “Responding to a School Crisis” - provide guidance on creating or enhancing school safety and crisis response plans.
National Resource Center on School-Justice Partnerships (NRC-SJP)
With funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges created the NRC-SJP to serve as a one-stop-shop for jurisdictions seeking training and technical assistance to support implementation and sustainability of multidisciplinary initiatives to achieve positive school discipline reforms and reduce the school to juvenile justice pathway.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Model Programs Guide (MPG)
MPG contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. See the School-based page for access to information about rated programs.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative
The mission of this 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.
School Safety Special Feature
The NCJRS School Safety Special Feature captures information, products, training, and additional resources on the topic.
U.S. Department of Education: Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS)
The OSHS site provides information on safe and supportive schools; health, mental health, environmental health, and physical education; drug and violence prevention; character and civic education; and homeland security, emergency management, and school programs.