The National Center for School Safety offers evidence-based resources with topic area expert input. Our resources provide school safety practitioners with the information, tools, and support they need to implement school safety plans, leverage best practices, and address implementation issues in their school community. 

Resources are available online as clearinghouses, grant solicitations, podcasts, publications, toolkits & guides, and videos.

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Crisis Timeline

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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TopicCapacity Building, Mental Health
Crisis TimelinePost-crisis
AudienceSchool Personnel
 Toolkits & Guides

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
TopicSchool Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
AudienceLaw Enforcement & First Responders

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.
TopicCapacity 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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TopicSchool-based Law Enforcement

The Causes and Consequences of School Violence: A Review

This report commissioned by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) takes a comprehensive look at the state of the research on school violence and includes additional discussions about research on serious violence and studies that were funded by NIJ’s Comprehensive School Safety Initiative.
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TopicSchool Climate