Comprehensive School Safety Framework: Report to the Committees on Appropriations [open pdf - 952KB]
From the Introduction: "This report discusses the comprehensive school safety framework ('the framework') developed by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). In large measure, findings arising out of research projects funded through the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) underpin the framework. The complex and multifaceted nature of school violence requires a tailored, comprehensive approach to school safety that is adaptable to the needs and challenges of various school environments. The term 'framework' better depicts the flexibility schools need to develop such an approach than does the term 'model.' This report discusses why and how the NIJ developed the framework; the focus areas of the framework; the research underpinning the framework; and the NIJ's ongoing work and next steps in helping schools develop comprehensive approaches to school safety."
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: https://www.ncjrs.gov/