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EVENTS:

JUSTNET Calendar

Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management (MGT-440)
National Center for Sports Spectator Safety and Security, Southern Mississippi University
(funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency; no fee involved.)

  • Miami Beach, Fla., June 2-4
  • New Haven, Conn.,  June 23-25

Click here for Information and Registration

Mid America Regional International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Conference 2015
Sponsored by IACLEA and the University of Chicago Police Department
April 26-29, 2015
Chicago, Ill.
Information and Registration

Northeastern Regional Conference on School Safety & Bullying
School Safety Advocacy Council and U.S. Department of Justice 
April 29-30, 2015 - Hampton, N.H.
Ashworth By-The-Sea Hotel
Free; limited seating 
For information and to register, go to www.SCHOOLSAFETY911.org

Webinar: Sexual Assault on Campus
NIJ Forensic Science Center of Excellence
May 1, 2015, 1 p.m.
Register for the webinar. 

2015 National School Safety Conference and Exposition
July 27-31, 2015
M Resort Spa and Casino
Las Vegas, Nev.
School Safety Advocacy Council and Clark County School District Police Department
For more information, click here

2015 National School Safety Award Nominations Now Open

The School Safety Advocacy Council is accepting nominations for its National School Safety Awards, to be given at the SSAC National School Safety Conference in July 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev.  For more information, visit here

ALERRT - Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Train the Trainer
Sponsored by Virginia Departments of Criminal Justice Services and Health
September 29, 2015
Bristol, Newport News and Portsmouth, Va. 
Free
Information and Registration

FUNDING:

NIJ Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI)

Grant funding under CSSI is available to:

  • Develop knowledge about what works to make schools safe.
  • Explore the causes and consequences of school violence.
  • Develop and evaluate a comprehensive school safety framework.

Application deadline: June 12, 2015.
Click here to read the solicitation.
Register now for a webinar to learn more on Thursday, April 16, at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

RESOURCES:
NEW SUCCESS STORIES:
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Safe and Sound at School

--- Meeting the Challenges of the Modern School Day

All across America, parents send their children off to school in the morning with the expectation that they will be in a safe and secure learning environment for the day. But, in light of recent events, including shootings at Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook, that expectation has come into question. Related safety issues such as bullying and gang activity in schools are in the news and in the minds of parents, teachers and administrators. Those dedicated to public safety are recognizing the need to be proactive in preventing violence in schools. The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is joining forces with law enforcement and other first responders to address new training and technology needs.

Federal, state and local jurisdictions are joining forces to find new and innovative ways to keep children and adults safe in school settings. That’s where SchoolSafetyInfo.org steps up to the plate. This is 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.

This site provides information on:

  • Government organizations and publications.
  • Professional associations.
  • University research and resources.
  • NIJ services.
  • National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) products and services.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Original articles on success stories.
  • Reposts of news articles from around the country.

Working together, we can make schools safer and communities stronger.

New School Safety Success Stories. Your colleagues continue to meet the challenges of keeping schools safe and we continue to chronicle their ingenuity and successes. Click here to download Sharing Ideas and Resources to Keep Our Nation’s Schools Safe! Volume I and the new Volume II.

And for more information on NIJ’s efforts to help the criminal justice community address urgent and emerging technology needs, visit JUSTNET, the website of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center System. SchoolSafetyInfo.org has received a 2014 Communicator Award of Distinction in the Web category and a 2014 APEX Grand Award.