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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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Title: Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence, 2nd Edition
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 53
  Annotation: This guide offers strategies and approaches for school communities to consider in the prevention and response to school violence.
Abstract: In this updated edition, supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), guidance for school violence prevention and response is offered in the areas of a) ways to prevent student violence, b) threat assessment, c) planning and training for what to do during an actual crisis, d) how to respond during a crisis, e) how to handle the aftermath of a crisis, f) legal considerations, and g) recommendations for the media. The roles of school administrators, teachers, and staff are discussed, as well as student, parent, law enforcement, and community roles are addressed. It is recommended that the entire document be reviewed to gain an understanding of the different roles and elements needed to achieve an integrated approach for addressing the problem of violence in schools. The document has the potential to be used in a variety of ways: 1) to help communities audit their schools’ existing policies, procedures, and plans; 2) to serve as a basis for strengthening collaborative school violence policies, procedures, and plans; 3) to help public safety and other crisis response agencies assess their school safety plans; and 4) to provide guidance to members of the school community.
Main Term(s): Crime in schools
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures ; Community crime prevention programs ; Schools ; Crime prevention education ; Crime prevention planning ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2007-DD-BX-K112
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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