ERIC Number: ED455606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Safer Schools: Strategies for Educators and Law Enforcement Seeking To Prevent Violence within Schools.
National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.; International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc., Washington, DC.
Shootings in schools have alarmed parents, teachers, students, community leaders, administrators, and law-enforcement officials. Issues of violence and the presence of weapons in schools will surface as the new school year starts. Local news media will want to know what school and law-enforcement officials have done to ensure that school shootings or other violence will not happen in the community. There are no quick and easy solutions to these issues, but many things can be done to prevent violence, including collaboration between educators, law enforcement, and community. This document is designed as a guide for beginning or enhancing programs and strategies for preventing school and community violence. Many of these program and policy alternatives have been field tested and evaluated. The guide contains key background information, program and policy recommendations on how police and principals can work together, a list of suggested steps for taking action, and examples of how various schools across the country have organized their work in violence prevention. It concludes with a resource list and bibliography providing additional ideas and options. The appendix contains a sample letter to caring parents. (RT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.; International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Includes insert titled "Stopping School Violence: A Dozen Things Parents, Students, Teachers, Law Enforcement, Principals [and] the Rest of Us Can Do..."