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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.
New NIJ Report (06/27/2016)
Over the past year, the increase in homicides in several American cities has captured the attention of the nation, but objective, scientific work to inform such conversations has been limited.  NIJ commissioned a white paper by Dr. Richard Rosenfeld to examine the size and scope of the homicide increase based on data collected from police departments in 56 U.S. cities. The paper explores several possible explanations to this rise and identifies what further data and research is needed to confirm which explanations contributed to the increase in homicides.  See the’s Crime & Crime Prevention, Violent Crime topic page for reviewed and rated programs and practices in this area.
Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week--July 17-23, 2016 (06/27/2016)
The American Probation and Parole Association sponsors the Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week to take place July 17-23, 2016. Community supervision professionals play an integral part in lowering prison populations and recidivism. The week is to commemorate the important work done in keeping our communities safe. can help these professionals and their organizations identify evidence-based programs and practices focused on pretrial, probation and parole. Visit the Corrections & Reentry/Community Corrections topic pages.
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