This section contains examples of nationally recognized agencies and organizations that provide services or information.
Campus Safety Awareness
The Campus Safety Awareness Special Feature on the NCJRS Web site contains a compilation of publications and related resources focusing on crime and safety at campuses of higher education.
Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool Web site
The Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool Web site is produced by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education and was designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to campus crime data.
ChildStats.gov offers easy access to Federal and State statistics and reports on children and their families. It includes information on population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. On CrimeSolutions.gov you will find reviews of specific programs that focus on a variety of justice topics, including those involving safety in schools.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), the Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV)
NCCEV was established in 1999 by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, in response to the success of the Child Development-Community Policing Program. NCCEV aims to increase public awareness of the effects of violence by increasing the capacity of those working with children and families exposed to violence through training and technical assistance. The Center also serves as a resource center and forum for issues involving children's exposure to violence.
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students, NCSSLE provides training and technical assistance, products and tools, and latest research findings to create positive learning environments in schools so that all students have the opportunity to realize academic success in safe and supportive environments.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. The following materials related to catastrophic mass violence incidents are available from NCTSN:
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Random Acts of Violence
This OVC resource offers victim assistance information, research findings, educational materials, and strategies for program and policy development specific to this topic.
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
The COPS Office awards grants to tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals, acquire and deploy cutting-edge crime-fighting technologies, and develop and test innovative policing strategies.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.
Funded through a grant from the National Institute of Justice, this site serves as a clearinghouse of information and contacts for law enforcement and other public safety officials to prepare, respond and recover as they work to keep schools as safe as possible.
Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)
STRYVE is a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent youth violence before it starts among young people ages 10 to 24.
U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education offers a wide range of programs and resources addressing school safety and the means to access them easily.
U.S. Department of Education: Campus Security
This Web site contains information and resources for administrators at postsecondary institutions regarding campus security.