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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Two Positions Open -
School Safety Specialists

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New Video - Systematic Review: Anonymous Reporting Systems for School-Based Violence Prevention

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On-Demand Webinar -
Using TR Principles to Support Student and Staff Resiliency


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

A Quick Guide to Information Sharing During Threat Reporting & Assessment

This guide brings together resources that explain when to release or withhold student information collected through reporting systems and threat assessment processes.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Threat Assessment
 Toolkits & Guides

Systematic Review: Anonymous Reporting Systems for School-Based Violence Prevention

Dr. Libby Messman describes a systematic review of published literature from the last 25 years on the use of Anonymous Reporting Systems (ARS) in schools of all levels (K-12, colleges, public, private, etc.) throughout the United States.
Watch on YouTube
TOPICS Notification Technology, School Climate

STOP TTA Quarterly Meeting (October, 2022)

STOP Grantees are invited to the October 2022 Quarterly Meeting. Join fellow STOP grantees to learn the latest updates from NCSS, engage in small group discussions with others in your region, and hear a presentation on school safety plans from our NCSS School Safety Specialists.
TOPICS Capacity Building

A Comprehensive School Safety Framework: Report to the Committees on Appropriations

This NIJ report details the model and best practices for comprehensive school safety determined through four years of research conducted under the NIJ's Comprehensive School Safety Initiative.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
TYPE Reports

NIJ Comprehensive School Safety Initiative Publications

The NIJ CSSI Publications is a list of published results of funded, research-focused CSSI projects that that can be applied to school safety nationwide.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans

First Steps for Engaging Your School Safety Network

Learn how to identify and strategize engaging with everyone in your school safety network through this self-paced training.
TOPICS Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans
 Self-Paced Trainings

Watch Now - Our Lockdown Drills Panel webinar features researchers & practitioners sharing lessons learned from evaluating trauma-informed lockdown drills, best practices for conducting them, & how they fit into a comprehensive school safety approach:

Interested in a rewarding and all-remote career in #schoolsafety? We're hiring! If you're interested in joining us as a School Safety Specialist (there's two open positions), you can learn more and apply here by 10/10:

Watch now! This video introduces the National Center for School Safety product, A Quick Guide to Information Sharing During Threat Reporting & Assessment. Learn more and view the full guide here: