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Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program


Returning to School After a Crisis: A Guide to Addressing Traumatic Events at School
This guide is a resource for teachers and other school personnel to use in helping students cope with the aftermath of a school shooting or other traumatic events at school.

BJA's Student, Teacher, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program
This fact sheet provides information about the program, who is eligible to apply for funding, and what types of projects can be funded through the program.

Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety
Released December 2018, this report offers a holistic approach to improving school safety, ranging from supporting the social and emotional well-being of students to enhancing physical building security. The report serves as a resource guide for families, educators, law enforcement, health professionals, and elected leaders as they consider the best ways to prevent, mitigate, and recover from acts of violence.

Indicators of School Crime and Safety
This series of annual publications is produced jointly by the National Center for Education Statistics and Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs. This report presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety.

U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center
On July 12, 2018, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center released Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence to provide fundamental direction on how to prevent incidents of targeted school violence. The guide provides schools and communities with a framework to identify students of concern, assess their risk for engaging in violence, and identify intervention strategies to mitigate that risk.

Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence (2009)
This guide presents different strategies and approaches for members of school communities to consider when creating safer learning environments.

Date Modified: June 30, 2022
Date Created: December 9, 2019