ERIC Number: ED457564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Increasing School Safety through Juvenile Accountability Programs. Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) Program Bulletin.
Decker, Scott H.
This bulletin explores promotion of school safety by increasing students' accountability for their behavior. It provides information to facilitate the development of constructive, well-conceived, accountability-based programs that work with juvenile offenders. These programs also address the issues of violence, disorder, and fear. The bulletin documents the need for increased efforts to improve school safety, places accountability-based programs within the context of a comprehensive approach to school safety, identifies common features of successful school-safety programs, and identifies and summarizes key elements of effective accountability-based school-safety programs. Major steps essential to program implementation are summarized, and the potential benefits of successful programs are described. Also described are several current approaches to implementing school-safety programs that exemplify Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program principles, programs targeted toward high-risk students and juveniles referred by law enforcement, and programs designed to protect students and school personnel from violence. The bulletin ends with 13 references and resource lists including 5 programs, 30 organizations, 14 assessment tools, and 96 references. (RT)
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Juvenile Justice, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Safety, Security Personnel, Weapons
For full text: http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/jaibg/pubs.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Note: Part of OJJDP's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) Best Practices Series.