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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New Podcast Series

Understanding Firearm-Related Injury and School Violence

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School Threat Assessment Toolkit

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Informational Webinar: STOP School Violence Program FY2024 Solicitation


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

Administrator Perceptions of School Safety Capacity and Sustainability Report

This report provides valuable insights from education leaders nationwide and explores crucial information about implementing and sustaining school safety.
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TOPICS Capacity Building
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Informational Webinar: STOP School Violence Program FY2024 Solicitation

The 2024 Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence grant solicitations are designed to improve school security. This webinar provides information for the 2024 grant solicitation.
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TOPICS Capacity Building

2024 STOP Solicitation

The 2024 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

STOP TTA Quarterly Meeting (Spring 2024)

Join your fellow STOP grantees for an engaging networking event! Get the latest National Center for School Safety updates and hear from special guest Kate Clabaugh, Director of Government Affairs at the National Parent Teacher Association.
TOPICS Capacity Building

Section 3: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Threat Assessment Program

This section (3) describes steps for evaluating the effectiveness of a threat assessment program, including topics such as implementation fidelity and the impact of threat assessment on students.
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TOPICS Threat Assessment
 Toolkits & Guides

Section 1: How to Select and Train Your School Threat Assessment Team

This section (1) addresses what schools need to consider in deciding to use a threat assessment approach in an equitable way that protects student rights. This includes a review of existing safety practices and discipline policies, examination of staff resources, and administrative and school community support for threat assessment.
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TOPICS Threat Assessment
 Toolkits & Guides