ERIC Number: ED458339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Students against Violence Everywhere: A National Profile.
North Carolina Center for the Prevention of School Violence, Raleigh.
The Center for Prevention of School Violence, the national clearinghouse for Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), developed a profile of SAVE chapters, which involve students in school and community violence prevention efforts. This report provides background information about SAVE and reviews the literature addressing school connectedness and meaningful school involvement. It describes the development, intent, and design of the profile questionnaire and presents the findings which, taken together, establish the baseline profile. To generate the profile, 580 questionnaires were mailed to SAVE advisors in fall 2000, with a response rate of 30 percent. Advisors described their roles, chapter composition, and chapter activities. Results indicate that most SAVE advisors are counselors, School Resource Officers, or teachers. SAVE chapter enrollment reflects about 12 percent of total student enrollment at the schools in which chapters exist. SAVE chapters tend to be initiated for the purpose of preventing school violence. The main challenges associated with SAVE include obtaining financial support and maintaining student involvement. Differences between elementary and secondary SAVE programs are apparent, with elementary projects less challenging to implement. Recommendations for SAVE include increased training for advisors, increased involvement with other school and community activities, and emphasis on SAVE's proactive nature. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Enforcement, Police, School Community Relationship, School Safety, Student Participation, Violence
Center for the Prevention of School Violence, North Carolina Department of Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 313 Chapanoke Road, Suite 140, Raleigh, NC 27603. Tel: 800-299-6054 (Toll Free); Fax: 919-773-2904. For full text: http://www.cpsv.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Center for the Prevention of School Violence, Raleigh.