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Acquiring and Utilizing Resources to Enhance and Sustain a Safe Learning Environment (Guide 8 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides practical information on a spectrum of resources that concerned individuals and organizations can use in the search to create safe schools. September 2002. 47 pages. NCJ 199511
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Bullying in Schools: An Overview
OJJDP-Produced. Examines the connection between different types and frequencies of bullying, truancy, and student achievement, and whether studentsí engagement in school mediates these factors. December 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 234205
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Collecting Data and Sharing Information To Improve School-Justice Partnerships
OJJDP-Sponsored. This technical assistance bulletin provides guidance around what information to collect and how to use it to promote effective School-Justice Partnerships. 2017. 28 pages. NCJ 251336
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Combating Fear and Restoring Safety in Schools
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series. Focuses on the national effort to reach young people who are absent or truant from school because of school-related fear and intimidation. April 1998. 16 pages. NCJ 167888
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Comprehensive Framework for School Violence Prevention Videoconference
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant. Teleconference Videotapes. Presents a comprehensive approach to school safety that was developed by the Hamilton Fish Institute after extensive examination of and research on an array of approaches to preventing school violence and promoting school safety. View the broadcast on the Juvenile Justice Teleconferencing Web site. October 2000. 20 pages. NCJ 184177
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Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings
OJJDP-Produced. Designed for educators, juvenile justice practitioners, and others in youth-serving organizations to heighten awareness of conflict resolution education and its potential to help settle disputes peacefully in various settings. October 1996. 144 pages. NCJ 160935
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Conflict Resolution for Youth: Programming for Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant. Teleconference Videotapes. Promotes conflict resolution strategies for schools, youth-serving organizations, and community and juvenile justice settings; discusses conflict resolution training and consultation resources; and highlights different approaches discussed in Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings. May 1996. 21 pages. NCJ 161416
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Creating Safe and Drug-Free Schools: An Action Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Presents background information on school safety; action steps for schools, parents, students, and community and business groups; and information briefs on topics such as truancy, alternative education programs for expelled students, and conflict resolution. September 1996. 97 pages. NCJ 163064
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Creating Schoolwide Prevention and Intervention Starategies (Guide 1 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide is intended to put the issue of school-wide violence prevention in context for educators and outline an approach for choosing and creating effective prevention programs. September 2002. 41 pages. NCJ 199507
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Creating Schoolwide Prevention and Intervention Strategies (Revised)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide is intended to put the issue of schoolwide violence prevention in context for educators, and outline an approach for choosing and creating effective prevention programs. September 2007. 55 pages. NCJ 229352
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Development of a Standard Model for School Climate and Safety Assessment
OJJDP-Sponsored. The purpose of this project was to develop a standard model for the assessment of school climate and safety guided by authoritative school climate theory. 2017. 147 pages. NCJ 251102
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Disrupting School-Justice Pathways for Youth With Behavioral Health Needs
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB) from National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, provides the steps necessary to implement a School Responder Model in order to keep youth with behavioral health needs in school and out of court. October 2017. 32 pages. NCJ 251192
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Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools
OJJDP-Produced. Summarizes the research on violence prevention and intervention as well as crisis response in schools. August 1998. 40 pages. NCJ 172854
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Ensuring Quality School Facilities and Security Technologies (Guide 4 of Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. One in a series of eight guidebooks intended to assist schools in creating a safer learning environment, this guidebook aims to help educators and other members of the community understand the relationship between school safety and the features of school facilities, including security technology and safety audits. September 2002. 46 pages. NCJ 195664
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Ensuring Quality School Facilities and Security Technologies (Revised)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide helps educators and other members of the community understand the relationship between school safety and school facilities, including technology. September 2007. 69 pages. NCJ 229353
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Fostering School, Family, and Community Involvement (Guide 7 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. In an effort to create safer schools, this guide provides an overview of the nature and scope of collaboration among school, family, and the community, explores barriers to effectively working together, and discusses the processes of establishing and sustaining the work. September 2002. 123 pages. NCJ 199510
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Fostering School, Family, and Community Involvement (Revised)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guidebook provides a perspective and resources for enhancing home, community, and school collaboration as part of comprehensive safe school and school improvement planning. September 2007. 133 pages. NCJ 229354
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Fostering School-Law Enforcement Partnerships (Guide 5 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. One of eight guides designed to enhance school safety, this guide offers assistance in developing and implementing partnerships between schools and law enforcement agencies. September 2002. 56 pages. NCJ 195665
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Guide for Implementing the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders
OJJDP-Produced. Provides guidance and resources to help states, cities, and communities implement OJJDP's Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders May 1995. 269 pages. NCJ 153681
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Healing the Hate: A National Hate Crime Prevention Curriculum for Middle Schools
OJJDP-Produced. Designed for middle school teachers and other professionals who work with youth, this curriculum addresses the extent of hate crime in America and instructs youth in strategies that are proving effective in reducing hate crimes, which are motivated by the offender's bias against race, religion, ethnic/national origin, or sexual orientation. January 1997. 218 pages. NCJ 165479
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Implementing Ongoing Staff Development to Enhance Safe Schools (Guide 3 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. In an effort to create safer schools, this guide discusses the role of staff development within the context of school safety. It addresses how staff development should be an integral part of the educational planning process, and discusses what its relationship is to safety-related outcomes and overall student achievement. September 2002. 44 pages. NCJ 199509
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Increasing School Safety Through Juvenile Accountability Programs
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Describes activities in support of OJJDP's commitment to promote school safety by holding students accountable for their behavior. December 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 179283
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Instituting School-Based Links With Mental Health and Social Service Agencies (Guide 6 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. One of eight guides designed to enhance school safety, this guide discusses how schools can improve their capacity to serve all students by linking with mental health and social service agencies. September 2002. 46 pages. NCJ 195666
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VIII, Number 1 (School Violence Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Examines the nature of school violence and reviews promising approaches to creating safe schools and resolving conflicts peacefully. June 2001. 40 pages. NCJ 188158
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1997 Update on Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. August 1997. 55 pages. NCJ 165703
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. September 1999. 236 pages. NCJ 178257
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: A Focus on Violence
OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. August 1995. 33 pages. NCJ 153570
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Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Crimes Against Children Series. Presents population-based epidemiological information about the characteristics of juvenile offenders who commit sex offenses against minors. December 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 227763
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gun Violence and Youth
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review focuses on intentional gun violence involving youths ages 10 to 24, which includes homicides (victimization and perpetration), nonfatal injuries, suicides, community violence, and school violence/school shootings. December 2016. 24 pages. NCJ 250462
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: School/Classroom Environment
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on programs in a school/classroom environment. 2000. 4 pages. NCJ 249725
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Multiple Victimization Experiences of Urban Elementary School Students: Associations with Psychosocial Functioning and Academic Performance
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the victimization experiences of 689 urban elementary school students in an ethnically diverse district in the Northeast. May 2007. 13 pages. NCJ 218954
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NRCSS (National Resource Center for Safe Schools) School Safety CD-ROM
OJJDP-Sponsored. This CD-ROM aims to inform educators and administrators about school safety and locate school safety resources in their State and community; the CD-ROM provides full-text versions of publications covering topics that include bullying, conflict resolution, social skills training, and violence prevention. 2001. 0 pages. NCJ 190487
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OJJDP Annual Report 2011
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDPís activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2011. June 2013. 84 pages. NCJ 238638
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OJJDP Annual Report 2013
OJJDP-Produced. This report details the Office's major activities and accomplishments during fiscal year (FY) 2013 (October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2013). December 2015. 64 pages. NCJ 248570
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2018
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . In this issue's Message From the Administrator, newly appointed OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp discusses her commitment to reduce violent crime, combat gang activity, support law enforcement, and protect communities. The top story presents highlights from the OJJDP-supported National Mentoring Summit. February 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 251487
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDPís bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. August 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 238982
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDPís bimonthly newsletter features an indepth interview with Melodee Hanes, OJJDP's Acting Administrator; features on the second annual summit of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention; findings of an OJJDP-supported study on serious juvenile offenders; and more. April 2012. 1 pages. NCJ 238120
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2018
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Administrator highlights OJJDP's commitment to preventing child abuse and enhancing public safety to protect children from violence and neglect. The top story highlights OJJDP's observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and agency-supported programs to address child abuse. April 2018. 1 pages. NCJ 251520
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDPís bimonthly newsletter highlights of the U.S. Department of Justiceís (DOJís) National Missing Childrenís Day ceremony; DOJís joint project with the U.S. Department of Education to keep youth in school and out of court; National Childrenís Mental Health Awareness Day; OJJDPís efforts to engage families of incarcerated youth as valued partners in the juvenile justice system; the latest activities of the Defending Childhood initiativeís eight demonstration sites; and more June 2012. 19 pages. NCJ 238636
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2017
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator highlights OJJDP's commitment to helping states and communities prevent and address juvenile delinquency, protect children from harm, and decrease youth gang violence and drug abuse. The top story examines the nearly $254 million in grants that the Office awarded in fiscal year 2017. December 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 251421
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2014
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's top story and video message from the OJJDP Administrator highlight the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. October 2014. 5 pages. NCJ 248243
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2017
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator details OJJDP's commitment to combating gang violence and provides an overview of the Office's Comprehensive Gang Model. The top story highlights a series of trainings OJJDP hosted to support state compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. October 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 251188
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2018
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP-Produced, October 2018. This issue's Message From the Administrator focuses on the prevalence and consequences of bullying and strategies to address the problem. The top story highlights National Bullying Prevention Month and OJJDP's resources for preventing bullying. Other features describe the OJJDP reorganization; OJJDP's State Relations and Assistance Division; and National Gang Violence Prevention Week. October 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 252069
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Pennsylvania's School Resource Officers
OJJDP-Sponsored. This article examines Pennsylvania's School Resource Officers program. 2000. 8 pages. NCJ 186780
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Promising Practices for Safe and Effective Schools Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Provides information on effective approaches and practices that can improve school discipline, safety, and related academic results. September 1999. NCJ 178908
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Reaching Out to Youth out of the Education Mainstream
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series. Describes a program that addresses the needs of youth who do not attend school regularly because they are truants or dropouts, afraid to attend, suspended or expelled, or in need of help to be reintegrated into regular schools from juvenile detention and correctional settings. February 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 163920
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Refining the Construct of School Safety: An Exploration of Correlates and Construct Validity of School Safety Measures
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study evaluated the internal consistency of and relationships among four measures of school climate and safety: the Oregon School Safety Survey (OSSS), the Effective Behavior Support Survey 1.5 (EBS), the School-Wide Evaluation Tool (SET), and the Oregon School Climate and Safety Survey (OSCSS). December 2005. 89 pages. NCJ 226237
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Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses To Eliminate School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Sponsored. This research report discusses findings and lessons learned from a process and outcome evaluation of a judge led collaborative model to keep kids in school and out of court. June 2016. 54 pages. NCJ 250164
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Role of Mental Health Services in Promoting Safe and Secure Schools
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide describes the critical role of the mental health system for promoting and maintaining safe schools, discusses the emerging concept of family-driven care, and a review of Federal initiatives supporting the implementation of school-base mental health services. September 2007. 72 pages. NCJ 229356
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School Policies and Legal Issues Supporting Safe Schools (Guide 2 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
OJJDP-Sponsored. Assists local school districts in developing comprehensive strategies to create safe learning environments; eight technical assistance guides are available. September 2002. 50 pages. NCJ 199508
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School Policies and Legal Issues Supporting Safe Schools (Revised)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide presents an overview of the legal and practical considerations concerning students of which school officials must be aware in developing and implementing efforts to prevent school violence with a focus on Federal law. September 2007. 71 pages. NCJ 229355
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School Resource Officer Training Program
OJJDP-Produced. After describing the role of the school resource officer (SRO), this fact sheet describes Federal efforts to assist in the training of SROs. March 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 187241
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School Safety & Youth Violence: A Legal Primer
OJJDP-Sponsored. This is a legal primer on the subject of school safety and youth violence. 2001. 18 pages. NCJ 198396
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School Safety by Management and Design Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Videotape: OJJDP Teleconference Series, October 2001. Features three ongoing demonstrations of school safety programs that are coordinated by Eastern Kentucky University, the Morehouse School of Medicine, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. October 2001. NCJ 191278
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School Safety: Annual Report, 2000
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes the nature and extent of crime and violence on school property; the 2000 Report in this annual series discusses student discipline and includes data on harassment and hate crime among students. October 2000. 159 pages. NCJ 193163
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School Violence Prevention in Pennsylvania
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper describes Pennsylvania programs intended to prevent school violence, including the use of school resource officers, school-based probation, student assistance programs, Safe Schools Grants, and the "Blueprints" programs. 1999. 8 pages. NCJ 180396
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School: Technical Assistance Manual
OJJDP-Sponsored, Youth Gang Series. This manual discusses how to assess an individual school gang problem and plan intervention. 1991. 116 pages. NCJ 142717
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School-Wide Education for Violence Prevention Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Highlights elements of schoolwide strategies deemed effective for violence prevention, including anger management, conflict resolution, social skills training, communications skills, and use of mediation, law enforcement, and legal services. April 2002. NCJ 194032
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Sharing Information: A Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and Participation in Juvenile Justice Programs
OJJDP-Produced. Provides directions to educators and other youth-serving professionals regarding how to share information necessary for delinquency intervention and prevention while complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. June 1997. 53 pages. NCJ 163705
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Stand Up and Start a School Crime Watch!
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth in Action Series. Encourages youth to set up school crime watch programs and tells them exactly how to get such programs up and running in their schools. December 1998. 8 pages. NCJ 171123
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White House Conference on School Safety: Causes and Prevention of Youth Violence
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Videotape. Teleconference Videotapes. Covers the 1998 White House Conference on School Safety, including a policy address by President Clinton, panel discussions, and an audience participation session that explores best practices and model school safety strategies. October 1998. 0 pages. NCJ 173399
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