Through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Specialized Training and Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement Program, the Institute for Intergovernmental Research will be convening the Safer Schools Community of Practice.
This community of practice will bring together law enforcement officials, school officials, and other stakeholders to address concerns and challenges related to school safety, uplift best practices, and identify resources to support those in the field. Driven by the needs of the participants, each community of practice meeting will focus on a specific school safety topic and provide stakeholders with a space to engage in collaborative discussions on strategies to improve school resource officer programs and collaboration between law enforcement and school administration.
The first meeting will be held virtually on November 15, 2023, at 2 p.m. ET. It will focus on guiding principles for school resource officer programs and initial priorities and challenges that are discussed will set the stage for future meetings. Following the first meeting, a schedule will be established with meetings planned for every four to six weeks.
This community of practice is a great opportunity for grantees who have an interest in developing collaborations with law enforcement around school safety strategies. If you or your partners are interested in joining, complete the online form. If you are confirmed, you can expect to receive an invitation to the first meeting and you will be notified about future community of practice opportunities as they arise.