Addressing the Problem of Juvenile Bullying
A fact sheet produced by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention on the subject of juvenile bullying, its effects and methods to decrease the incidences of bullying.
Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U. S. Schools
This document provides basic guidelines on what, if any, security technologies should be considered when developing safe school strategies. It is intended to help schools, in concert with their law enforcement partners, analyze their vulnerability to violence, theft and vandalism, and suggest possible technologies to effectively address those problems.
Blueprints for Violence Prevention
This report describes the Blueprints for Violence Prevention programs, which have the common aim of preventing violence by juveniles; the lessons learned from evaluations of Blueprints program implementation; and recommendations for program designers, founders, and the agencies and organizations responsible for implementing programs.
Community Outreach Through Police in Schools
This document describes the Community Outreach through Police in Schools Program. This program is a short-term, prevention-oriented, school-based group intervention that brings together police officers and children as group co-leaders to provide weekly sessions for middle school students at risk of being exposed to violence.
Conflict Resolution for School Personnel: An Interactive School Safety Training Tool
This school safety training tool provides a conflict resolution curriculum for school personnel with five modules or lessons on potentially dangerous situations that include both tutorials and interactive scenarios on confronting and responding to such situations.
Co-Occurrence of Delinquency and Other Problem Behaviors (Bulletin)
This bulletin examines the co-occurrence or overlap of serious delinquency with drug use, problems in school and mental health problems. Findings to date indicate that preventing delinquency requires accurate identification of the risk factors that increase the likelihood of delinquent behavior and the protective factors that enhance positive adolescent development. The Bulletin focuses on persistent serious delinquency and persistent problem behavior occurring for 2 years or more.
Crime in the Schools: Reducing Conflict with Student Problem Solving (Brief)
This study describes and assesses a student-based problem-solving model for reducing crime in the nation's schools. As envisioned, school-based problem-solving changes the attitudes and/or behaviors of group members and offers the skills and knowledge needed to bring about desired change.
Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools (Report)
This guide summarizes the research on violence prevention and intervention as well as crisis response in schools. It discusses the early warning signs that relate to violence and other troubling behavior, as well as the action steps that school communities can take to prevent these behaviors, to intervene and get help for troubled children, and to respond to school violence when it occurs.
Indicators of School Crime & Safety, 2004, November 2004 (NCJ 205290)
Provides the most recent national indicators of school crime and safety, showing that improvements have occurred in the safety of students. This report will serve as a foundation for policymakers and practitioners so that they can develop effective programs to prevent violence and crime in schools and cope with it when it occurs.
Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VIII, Number 1 (School Violence: Overview). June 2001, (NCJ 188158)
Three feature articles: School Violence: An Overview notes that schools still face serious challenges which have to be understood so that school authorities can devise effective strategies to prevent violence and promote safety. Creating Safe Schools: A Comprehensive Approach notes that schools must understand the complexity of youth violence and the activities needed to prevent it. Conflict Resolution Education: Preparing Youth for the Future stresses that conflict resolution education can contribute to making schools safer and preparing students to participate in society.
Kids, COPS and Communities
This NIJ Issues and Practices Report will help law enforcement administrators and officers understand and institute a strategy to help prevent violence-specifically community oriented policing services carried out in collaboration with youth-serving organizations.
National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, Final Report, October 2002 (NCJ 194129)
This study was undertaken to develop a comprehensive account of the levels of problem behavior in United States schools and of what schools do to prevent problem behavior and promote a safe and orderly environment.
National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, Summary Report, April 2002 (NCJ 194116)
A summary report of the study undertaken to develop a comprehensive account of the levels of problem behavior in United States Schools and of what schools do to prevent such behavior and promote a safe, orderly environment.
Preventing School Shootings: A Summary of a U. S. Secret Service Safe School Initiative Report, March 2002
Reports from the U. S. Department of Education show that school is one of the safest places for children. However, several high-profile shootings in schools over the past decade have increased fear among students, parents, and educators. This study assessed 37 school shootings involving 41 attackers, identified the motivation behind each attach, the method used to acquire weapons, and demographic and background information about each attacker. Results of the study overturn stereotypes and suggest ways to prevent shootings and other school violence.
Reporting School Violence (Bulletin). January 2002. (NCJ 189191)
Provides an overview of state laws enacted in recent years to address violence in U. S. Schools, particularly those laws concerning the collection of data and reporting of such incidents. The bulletin highlights the circumstances in which such laws are applied, emphasizing their successful implementation.
Risks and Protective Factors of Child Delinquency (Bulletin). April 2003, (NCJ 193409)
This bulletin, part of OJJDP's Child Delinquency series, focuses on four types of risk and protective factors: individual, family, peer, and school and community. The focus on risk factors that appear at a young age is the key to preventing child delinquency and its escalation into chronic criminality.
Safe Harbor: A School-Based Victim Assistance/Violence Prevention Program, January 2003 (NCJ 193464)
First implemented in New York City in 1991, Safe Harbor offers an innovative combination of victim assistance and violence-prevention strategies for schools to increase the safety and well being of their students and address family and community concerns. This bulletin discusses the Safe Harbor model and the replication process, as well as the training and technical assistance available to schools and communities.
School Crisis Response Initiative (Bulletin). September 2003, NCJ (197832)
This bulletin describes an organizational model for school preparedness and effective responses to crises. Developed by the Yale Child Study Center's National Center for Children Exposed to Violence, the School Crisis Response Initiative promotes specific training for school personnel and interested community members so that they may respond more effectively to the needs of children in the aftermath of a crisis.
School Resource Officer Training Program (Fact Sheet). March 2001, FS200105
With the heightened perception of danger in the school environment, the school resource officer concept offers an approach to improving school security and alleviating community fears. This fact sheet discusses the legislative push behind the school resource officer concept, what the COPS Offices in doing to provide funding, and training and technical assistance available.
School Violence, an Overview; Creating Safe Schools; and Conflict Resolution Education
These three documents provide an overview of the current state of school violence, a guide to comprehensive safe school planning, and a way to prepare youths for a less violent future through conflict resolution skills.
Violence After School: Juvenile Justice Bulletin
This OJJDP Bulletin gives readers quick, focused access to some of the most critical findings from the wealth of data regarding school violence. The data reported in this bulletin document the need for schools and communities to develop strategies for youth during the after-school hours.