Comprehensive School Safety Initiative Report   [open pdf - 389KB]

From the Introduction: "NIJ [National Institute of Justice] developed the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative in consultation with federal partners and Congress. It is a research-focused initiative designed to increase the safety of schools nationwide through the development of knowledge regarding the most effective and sustainable school safety interventions and programs. Ultimately, the Initiative's goal is to develop improved strategies and models for comprehensive school safety. To accomplish this, NIJ is undertaking a broad-based approach that involves several component parts, including: [1] Building partnerships with federal agencies that focus on school safety issues from a variety of vantage points, e.g., law enforcement, mental health, education, and criminal justice; [2] Convening researchers and practitioners to understand better the predictors of school safety and conducting knowledge management activities to distill and translate knowledge for special audiences; [3] Conducting independent research and evaluation; [4] Assessing technologies for increasing school safety; [5] Enhancing national school safety data collection mechanisms; and [6] Implementing research programs in local schools to test innovative approaches to enhancing school safety."

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