COPS School Safety and Youth Violence Publications
About Face: Turning Away from Hate (Then Click on Media Products)
Interactive CD-ROM from the Florida RCPI focuses on the anatomy of hate crimes and how bias and prejudicial attitudes left unchecked can lead to more serious crime activity. Presents scenarios after which students can "interview" the characters in the scenes to better understand their motives and perspectives.
Addressing School-Related Crime and Disorder: Interim Lessons from School Based Problem-Solving Projects
This report is based on the activities of COPS School Based Partnership grantees. Tips and recommendations are provided for developing successful school-based, problem-solving efforts.
Aftermath: Lessons in Schools Safety (Then Click on Media Products)
CD-ROM has four interactive scenarios: alcohol, weapons, bullying, and suicide, with simulations that offer students opportunities to make choices and see the repercussions of their decisions. Strives to build problem-solving skills and provide a forum to discuss sensitive topics.
Bullying in Schools
There is new concern about school violence, and police have assumed greater responsibility for helping school officials ensure students' safety. As pressure increases to place officers in schools, police agencies must decide how best to contribute to student safety. Will police presence on campuses most enhance safety? If police cannot or should not be on every campus, can they make other contributions to student safety? What are good approaches and practices?
CIS: COPS in Schools
This fact sheet profiles the training and program requirements for the COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) in Schools (CIS) Program, which is funded under the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. School resource officers (SROs) work in partnership with school administrators to implement community policing strategies to prevent school violence and present educational programs designed to improve student and school safety.
COPS Gangs Toolkit
The COPS Gangs Toolkit is an interactive CD, which consists of five publications that provide details of community policing solutions to youth crime and school violence. Each publication can be downloaded from the disk, or ordered from the U. S. Department of Justice Response Center at 800.421.6770.
Creative Partnerships: Supporting Youth, Building Communities
This COPS Innovations piece highlights community policing approaches to developing partnerships with youth. Three youth-focused programs funded by the COPS Office serve as examples of partnerships that law enforcement, schools, and community organizations can form to address issues of juvenile crime and victimization.
Disorderly Youth in Public Places
This guide provides a general discussion of the problem of disorderly youth in public places and reviews the factors that contribute to it. The guide also identifies questions to ask when dealing with a disorderly youth problem, proposes numerous responses to the problem and identifies ways to measure the effectiveness of responses to the problem.
Guide to Using School COP
This guide is designed to help school administrators, police officers assigned to a school, and non-sworn school security staff reduce student discipline and crime problems using a new software application called the School Crime Operations Package, or School COP. School COP is designed to enable users to record and store detailed information about incidents involving student misconduct and crime.
Mousetrap: Protecting America's Children from Online Predators
An interactive CD, this will help parents, educators, and other concerned adults become informed about the Internet and online predators
Parents Quick Reference Card on Gang Prevention
A laminated, pocket-size card that describes the warning signs of a child's involvement in gangs and what parents can do to prevent such a problem.
RetroGrade: How School Crime Sets You Back (Then Click on Media Products)
This 30-minute, MTV-style video focuses on assault and battery, theft, weapons, sexual harassment, car theft, and bomb threats. It alerts students not only to the criminal and legal aspects of the various crimes, but also to the moral and ethical issues involved. Instructors may pause the tape between each scenario to discuss the ethical decision-making conversation that began on the screen. The video engages students at an emotional level and opens the doors of communication, even to at-risk students.
School COP Software
The School Crime Operations Package (School COP) is a free software application for entering, analyzing, and mapping incidents that occur in and around schools.