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ERIC Number: ED514580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 98
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Commissioner's Annual Report to the Education Committees of the Senate and General Assembly on Violence, Vandalism and Substance Abuse in New Jersey Public Schools, July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005
New Jersey Department of Education
The Commissioner of Education's Report on Violence, Vandalism and Substance Abuse in New Jersey Public Schools is submitted annually to the education committees of the Senate and Assembly of the New Jersey State Legislature. It provides the Legislature with data in four broad categories of incidents: violence, vandalism, weapons, and substance abuse. It also summarizes initiatives implemented by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to assist schools in addressing problems of school violence, safety and climate, student conduct and the use of illegal substances. Prior to the 1999-2000 school year, districts submitted summaries of their violence and vandalism data to the county offices of education. In March of 2000, they reported incidents directly to NJDOE over the Internet on the Electronic Violence and Vandalism Reporting System (EVVRS). This year's report is the sixth to provide data from the EVVRS. The total number of incidents reported by school districts in 2004-05 was 18,409, down 1,798 (or nine percent) from 2003-04 and down 3,777 (or 17 percent) from two years earlier (2002-03). This two-year decrease is reflected primarily in the declines in two of the four major categories of reporting, violence and vandalism. Appendices include: (1) Public School Safety Law; (2) Summary of Changes to Incident Definitions, 2003-04; (3) Data Collection Form; (4) Weapons and Substance Detail; and (5) District Totals by Country. (Contains 7 figures, 8 tables and 6 footnotes.) [For the 2003-2004 report, see ED486504.]
New Jersey Department of Education. 100 River View Plaza, P.O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500. Tel: 609-292-4469; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act