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School Safety - Training and Technical Assistance

The following training and technical assistance opportunities are a sample of those available through nationally recognized agencies and associations.

Active Shooter: What You Can Do
This Web-based training course provides guidance to non-law enforcement personnel so that they can be better prepared to respond to an active shooter situation.

Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has partnered with Texas State University to fund its ALERRT initiative for campus, school, local, and tribal law enforcement nationwide. ALERRT Active Shooter Response training is specifically designed to provide law enforcement agencies with training to effectively and safely respond to active shooter events—and help save lives.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
BJA NTTAC serves as a major source of justice-related training and technical assistance information and resources, and offers specialized assistance on matters related to crime and the justice field.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC): Enforcement Operations Division (EOD)
The EOD mission is to provide state of the art training involving the operational and technical aspects of law enforcement to the agents and officers of over 85 federal law enforcement agencies. Included on the EOD site is information about trainings including the Active Shooter Threat Training Program (ASTTP) and the Active Shooter Threat Instructor Training Program (ASTITP).

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)
The G.R.E.A.T. program provides classroom instruction for school-aged children and a wide range of community-based activities that result in the necessary life skills and a sense of competency, usefulness, and personal empowerment that are needed to avoid involvement in youth violence and criminal activity.

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
The National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth is the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB's) central resource on youth and family policy and practice. The Bureau and the field designed and promoted a youth development approach to working with all young people that remains the cornerstone of FYSB's work today.

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
NCPC, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance, offers several courses to help young people address social problems and institute significant community change. The courses address youth violence, provide assistance for adults working with youth, and offer guidance on developing community-based programs.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
The mission of NTTAC is to promote the use of best practices and support the delivery of high quality training and technical assistance that reflect the diversity of populations within the United States. NTTAC accomplishes this mission by working with the juvenile justice field to facilitate access to training and technical assistance resources and by working with providers to build training andtechnical assistance capacity.

Justice Events Calendar

The NCJRS Justice Events calendar offers a comprehensive list of conferences, workshops, seminars, and other events.

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