Safe Schools. Healthy Kids.

The National Center for School Safety (NCSS) is the BJA STOP Program National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) provider and is a multidisciplinary​, multi-institutional center focused on improving school safety and preventing school violence.

Training and Technical Assistance

We provide a wide-variety of school safety trainings and technical assistance opportunities through webinars, in-person and online training, toolkits, and more.


Join live webinars hosted by our topic experts for information on implementing and evaluating school safety initiatives, or view a previously recorded webinar available online for on-demand viewing.

Self-Paced Training

Advance your school safety knowledge through self-guided instructional coursework, interactive exercises, and videos.

Expert Opinions

Examine our topic experts’ latest evidence-based findings in school safety and violence prevention strategies.

Learning Communities

Engage with school safety practitioners from around the country and join peer-to-peer discussions of goals, challenges, and best practices facilitated by our trainers and topic experts.


Stay up-to-date on the current trends and best practices in school safety through our systematic literature reviews, reports, and journal articles.


Explore implementation and resource toolkits to learn best practices in administering school safety initiatives.

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In-Person Training

Attend one of our in-person trainings and participate in expert-led workshops, lectures, and interactive sessions.

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Events and Trainings

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STOP TTA Quarterly Meeting – Midwest Region

28 October 2021 - 2:00 pm

STOP Grantees in the Midwest Region are welcome to join us for updates and networking.

Registration is open now!

Network Influence Workshop

2 December 2021 - 1:30 pm

Learn More & Apply (coming soon!)

Latest Trainings & Resources

First Steps for Engaging Your School Safety Network Workshop

In this interactive 90-minute workshop, participants (with preference given to STOP grantees) will be provided tools to identify and prioritize how to engage with their school safety networks.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
TYPE Webinar (Live)

The First Five Things An SRO Should Do (School Resource Officer Video Series)

You’ve been assigned to a school as a new School Resource Officer (SRO). Now what? In this video, learn the first five steps you should take as a new SRO.
Watch on YouTube
TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
TYPE Video
 Self-Paced Training

Model Programs Guide

Provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations for several youth-related topics and programs. Created by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans