ERIC Number: ED463473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Second Annual Evaluation of DCJS Funded School Resource Officer Programs. Report of the Department of Criminal Justice Services, Fiscal Year 1999-2000.
Schuiteman, John G.
This evaluation report is the second publication from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services' (DCJS) ongoing evaluation of the Virginia School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The findings are based on data submitted by 78 local SRO programs, all of which were awarded grants of federal or state monies from DCJS. The findings are organized under four topics: the scope and nature of school crime; SRO efforts to prevent or reduce school crime; student and staff opinion with regard to SROs and SRO effectiveness; and comparing fiscal year 2000 findings with fiscal year 1999 findings. Conclusions indicate that while many students witness illegal behavior and a substantial number experience theft, minor assault and bullying, the overwhelming majority (of students and staff) feels safe at school. The report maintains that Virginia's state-assisted SRO programs are reducing school violence and increasing the feeling of safety among school staff and students. State-funded SROs have succeeded in their roles as law enforcers, instructors, crime prevention specialists, and community liaisons and are viewed as effective agents of change. (GCP)
Descriptors: Crime, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Enforcement, Police, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, School Safety, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Crime Prevention Center, Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, 805 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219. Tel: 804-371-0864; Fax: 804-371-0894; Web site: http://www.dcjs.state.va.us/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia