2024 STOP Solicitation

The Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve K-12 school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence and ensure a...

Section 2: How to Implement Threat Assessment in Your School

Section 2 (PDF) Navigate Toolkit Full Toolkit Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Busy hallway in a high school that features students walking and laughing, and a small three person group speaking together near lockers. Objective This section summarizes some fundamental...

School Threat Assessment Toolkit

The School Threat Assessment Toolkit is designed to aid schools in employing behavioral threat assessment (TA) and management as part of a comprehensive violence prevention strategy. Authored primarily by Dewey Cornell and Jennifer Maeng, and with input from school...

Expert Video: School Threat Assessment in Florida

In this video, Dr. Jenn Maeng presents findings from a new technical report on threat assessment. The report examines Florida threat assessment case data from the 2021-2022 school year, highlighting outcomes for over 22,000 cases. Video Highlights (PDF) Citation...

Firearm Safety, School Violence, and Youth Suicide

Episode 2, Understanding Firearm-Related Injury and School Violence Podcast Series In this episode, join Drs. Marc Zimmerman, Cynthia Ewell Foster, and April Zeoli as they discuss how firearm safety plays a part in school violence, youth suicide, and youth intimate...

Community Engagement

Episode 5, Understanding Firearm-Related Injury and School Violence Podcast Series In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Cynthia Ewell Foster. Our discussion focuses on youth suicide prevention methods and the importance of community engagement in preventing...

Anonymous Reporting Systems

Episode 4, Understanding Firearm-Related Injury and School Violence Podcast Series In this episode, Dr. Libby Messman shares how anonymous reporting systems can be crucial in maintaining a safe and secure environment. We delve into the research surrounding the...

Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Episode 3, Understanding Firearm-Related Injury and School Violence Podcast Series In this episode, we discuss Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) and their impact on school safety. Dr. April Zeoli guides us through a detailed discussion of ERPOs, their role in...

Contributing Factors for Firearm-Related Injuries

Episode 1, Understanding Firearm-Related Injury and School Violence Podcast Series In this episode, Dr. Marc Zimmerman, co-director of the National Center for School Safety, joins us as we explore the issue of firearm-related injury and school violence by discussing...

Key Considerations for Bullying Prevention

All schools must contend with bullying and the effect it has on students and school climate. However, it may not always be clear where to start. This guide presents key information that schools may wish to consider as they develop and maintain bullying prevention...

How Student Perceptions of Police Influence Crime Reporting

Positive interactions with police among youth can establish long-lasting positive relationships with law enforcement and allow youth to feel comfortable reporting crimes. Unfortunately, many victimizations go unreported. In this video, researcher Makayla Burden...

School Safety At A Glance

School safety is an important concern for the more than 49.5 million students and staff in schools across the country. It is fundamental to addressing and preventing youth violence, and fostering positive student well-being, academic achievement, and prosocial...

Staff: Back to School Resources

The following considerations may prove helpful to staff as you plan and prepare for students returning to the classroom:  Consider School Safety Strategies  Implementing restorative practices or social-emotional learning curriculums can help support student...

Caregivers: Back to School Resources

The following considerations may prove helpful to caregivers as you plan and prepare for students returning to the classroom:  Build Healthy Routines The Supporting Youth Mental Health On-Demand Webinar provides guidance on building habits to support the mental...

School Resource Officer Video Series

School Resource Officers (SROs) are present in many communities across the country. SROs must be youth advocates, educators, and protectors of all students in the schools they serve. This video series helps SROs consider the way students think, how to connect with...

A Positive Youth Development Approach to School Safety

Researchers developed a comprehensive model of school safety to describe the multiple pathways that contribute to school safety and positive youth development. This comprehensive model is designed to help practitioners and policymakers understand how the strategies...

K-12 Bystander Reporting Toolkit

This toolkit was created by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC). The toolkit includes simple strategies and guidance that K-12 schools and school districts can use to...

Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management at a Glance

Definition Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM) is a form of violence risk assessment that assesses individuals who have threatened harm.  In a school context, a multidisciplinary team works together to promote safety and prevent violence that may impact...

NTAC: Averting Targeted School Violence

In their most recent study, the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) examined 67 disrupted plots against K-12 schools from 2006-2018. The key findings of the study are clear and consistent: Individuals contemplating violence often...