Reports on School Safety Statistics and States’ Roles in School Safety

National Institute of Justice

Two reports are available from the Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice that discuss school safety statistics and initiatives.

Summary of School Safety Statistics. This report contains data collected by researchers and federal agencies, including the Department of Education and Department of Justice. It examines several common beliefs pertaining to school safety statistics and provides evidence to support or dispel each of them. Access the report here.

States’ Roles in Keeping Schools Safe: Opportunities and Challenges for State School Safety Centers and Other Actors. This report includes information shared at a two-day NIJ state school safety meeting that included representatives from 20 states. The report provides a better understanding of the role of state school safety representatives, their priorities and challenges. Read the report here.

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