ERIC Number: ED455486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
School Violence: What Is Being Done To Combat School Violence? What Should Be Done? Hearing before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform. House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session (May 20, 1999).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
School violence at all levels of education is an issue that Congress has a responsibility to address. By calling together diverse groups from across the Nation, this subcommittee of the House of Representatives worked with federal, state, and local officials to confront a national problem. Statements and letters were received from representatives from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; the National District Attorneys Association; the National Association of School Counselors; the National Rifle Association; law enforcement officers; and university and school personnel. The hearing focused on whether federal programs operate efficiently and effectively in combating school violence and whether needed improvements are being made. It attempted to gather information on what promising approaches are being pursued in states, communities, and schools and what Congress can do to facilitate these goals. Questions were also addressed concerning the Internet and its potential role in promoting violence. (Contains 79 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, High Risk Students, Internet, Prevention, Role of Education, Secondary School Students, Social Problems, Violence
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328. Web site: http://www.house.gov/reform or http://www.gpo.gov/congress/house.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.