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A New Video is Available on How to "Find School Safety Programs on" (10/18/2016)
Dr. Stephanie Gerstenblith, Development Services Groups, discusses how to use to find evidence-based programs and practices that can improve school safety. Many of these programs were added to under NIJ’s Comprehensive School Safety Initiative.

Dr. Gerstenblith also addresses the lack of strong evaluations of school safety programs that schools are implementing and invested in; and the opportunity that presents for the research community.

Visit the School Safety Topic Page for related programs and practices.
National Crime Prevention Month—October 2016 (10/12/2016)
Crime Prevention Month is observed during the month of October. provides access to a number of programs and practices that specifically focus on this area. For instance, the Community Crime Prevention Strategies topic page provides information that target changes in community infrastructure, culture, or the physical environment in order to reduce crime. The diversity of approaches include neighborhood watch, community policing, urban or physical design, and comprehensive or multi-disciplinary efforts. These strategies may seek to engage residents, community and faith-based organizations, and local government agencies in addressing the factors that contribute to the community’s crime, delinquency, and disorder. has additional Crime & Crime Prevention topic pages on GangsJustice SystemsProperty Crime and Violent Crime.

America's Safe Schools Week--October 16-22, 2016 (09/20/2016)
America’s Safe School Week is October 16-22, 2016. This week focuses on partnerships and ensuring our nation's schools are safe, secure and productive.  Visit’s School Safety Topic Page for related programs and practices in this area.
New School and Student Safety App (09/13/2016)
The Justice Technology Information Center has developed a safety app for school administrators and safety resource officers. It works by asking questions to help you identify and address trouble spots as you walk through the school and grounds. Visit’s School Safety Topic Page for relative programs and practices.
New Book on Bullying Prevention (07/26/2016)
The National Academies Press released “Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice (2016)”. Supported in part by the National Institute of Justice, the book examines the biological and psychosocial results of bullying and the risk and protective factors that affect peer victimization behavior.
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