Safe Schools. Healthy Kids.

The National Center for School Safety (NCSS) is focused on improving school safety and preventing school violence. We are the BJA STOP Program Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) provider.

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On-Demand Webinar

ARS Response Skill Building Panel

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 On-Demand Webinar

BJA STOP Grantee Kick-Off Meeting (for BJA grantees only)

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On-Demand Webinar

Bullying Prevention and
Preparedness Modelling


We collaborate with school safety leaders, institutions, and community members to develop training in the latest school safety programs and best practices.

Training opportunities cover a wide range of topic areas and are available in multiple formats, including webinars, self-paced courses, peer-to-peer learning communities, toolkits, and more.


We have created and curated a number of resources to assist you in developing, implementing, and learning about school safety programs.

Looking for toolkits on trauma-informed programs? Information to help apply for and manage your school safety grant? Clearinghouses to explore the ecosystem of school safety programs?

We have a collection of these and more to help you along your school safety journey.

Technical Assistance

NCSS offers personalized technical assistance to STOP grantees wherever they are in the lifespan of their grant.

You can connect with your Technical Assistance Specialist by scheduling a one-on-one meeting, joining your fellow grantees during quarterly NCSS STOP Training and Technical Assistance Meetings, or in our monthly TA Grantee Hours.

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Latest Trainings & Resources

STOP TTA Quarterly Meeting (December 2023)

STOP Grantees are invited to the December 2023 Quarterly Meeting. Come together with fellow STOP grantees to hear updates from NCSS and engage in small-group networking. In this quarter’s session, we will hear about comprehensive school safety approaches.
TOPICS Capacity Building

How Student Perceptions of Police Influence Crime Reporting

This video discusses the results of a study on how the relationship between youth and law enforcement officers relates to their willingness to report crime.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement

BJA STOP Grantee Kick-Off Meeting (November 2023)

You will hear directly from the BJA STOP Team and the NCSS about grant management and administration requirements, how to effectively oversee your grant, resources available to support you with program implementation, and training and technical assistance support that NCSS provides.
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TOPICS Capacity Building

Spotlight Discussion: Swatting and Hoax Considerations and Response

In this roundtable discussion, you will hear from a school-based team that has recently dealt with a swatting incident.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Coordination with First Responders

School Safety At A Glance

This guide discusses creating safe schools using a comprehensive and layered approach, organizing school safety strategies by the strength of their evidence base and where they fall on the prevention timeline. It also provides links to resources for implementing various school safety strategies.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
 Toolkits & Guides

Staff: Back to School Resources

This brief guide offers resources to help school staff as they plan and prepare for students returning to the classroom.
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TOPICS School Climate, Threat Assessment
 Toolkits & Guides