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.


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

Returning to School After a Crisis: A Guide to Addressing Traumatic Events at School

This guide provides school staff with strategies to support students following traumatic events. It contains lessons learned, discussion tips, and mental health resources to help cope with a trauma response,
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TOPICS Capacity Building, Mental Health
 Toolkits & Guides

Cross-Disciplinary Tabletop Workshop Series

In this four-session workshop series, facilitators from Sandy Hook Promise and NCSS will guide participants through discussions centered on specific school safety scenarios. Participants will reflect on their own organization’s capabilities and identify local risks and hazards.
TOPICS Capacity Building

The Next Five Things an SRO Should Do (School Resource Officer Video Series)

In an earlier video in our SRO series, you learned the first five things an SRO should do. This last video of the series shares the next five things you should do.
Watch on YouTube
TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement

Informational Webinar: STOP School Violence Program FY2022 Solicitation

The STOP School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve school security. This is a recording of the informational webinar for the 2022 grant solicitation that took place on April 27, 2022.
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TOPICS Capacity Building

2022 STOP Solicitation

The 2022 Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence grant solicitations are provided through three agencies: the BJA, the COPS Office, and the OJJDP.
TOPICS Capacity Building
 Grant Solicitations

School Policing Programs: Where We Have Been and Where We Need To Go Next

This National Institute of Justice (NIJ) report on the state of school policing in the United States examines the current role of police in schools and provides recommendations on how they can better serve the needs of students.
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TOPICS School-based Law Enforcement
TYPE Reports

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