2023 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...

A Quick Guide to School Safety Data Visualization

Data visualization allows data to be presented in an easily-digestible, visual format which reveals patterns and trends. It helps people make sense of the information they are being presented with, and when done well, it allows them to better understand what the data...

Social Emotional Learning at a Glance

Definition Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is an approach to education that supports students’ learning skills and strategies to help them be successful in interpersonal relationships, make healthy choices, and prepare for life beyond the...

Preparing for Changes in Personnel

Retention of staff and effective transitions are important for the sustainability of school safety projects. However, all organizations have to manage changes in personnel, and planning is necessary to ensure continuity when the composition of a team changes. This...

Considerations for Social Media Monitoring and Response

As more schools become involved in social media monitoring and response, a variety of logistical, technological, and ethical challenges appear. This document highlights example practices, concerns, and methods for social media monitoring in a school setting. Also...

Systematic Review: Perceptions of School Resource Officers

School Resources Officers (SROs) have become more consistently present in schools around the country. But how do students, teachers, principals, and parents perceive the role and effectiveness of SROs?  To help answer this question, researchers from Michigan...

NIJ Comprehensive School Safety Initiative Publications

The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) is a research-focused initiative that brings together the nation’s best minds to increase the safety of schools nationwide. CSSI projects require close collaborations between...

The Science of School Safety

Gun violence may be the most discussed topic surrounding school safety, but it is by no means the only one. Bullying, school climate, and mental health affect students across the country, and are some of the many other issues that the National Institute of Justice...
An Introduction to Restorative Practices

An Introduction to Restorative Practices

This video introduction to our guide was created and produced by Lynn Fountain, Production Assistant, and Brent Miller, Training Manager, at the National Center for School Safety. What are restorative practices and why are some schools opting to implement them?...
School Safety Communications Planning Guide

School Safety Communications Planning Guide

Video Introduction: School Safety Communications Planning Guide.This video was created and produced by Lynn Fountain, Production Assistant at the National Center for School Safety. Schools must communicate their safety plans in a clear, accessible, and timely manner...

Physical Security Measures Overview

Video Introduction: Physical Security Measures Overview.This video was created and produced by Lynn Fountain, Production Assistant, and Brent Miller, Training Manager, at the National Center for School Safety. Designed for school personnel, the Physical Security...

2022 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...

The Causes and Consequences of School Violence: A Review

Abstract: Although school violence is on the decline, it remains a significant concern for the general public, policymakers, and researchers. This report commissioned by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) takes a comprehensive look at the state of the research on...