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NIJ Releases Two Reports on School Resource Officers

The National Institute of Justice has released two research reports on investigating the effectiveness of school resource officers (SROs):

Strategies for the Prevention, Response and Recovery from Acts of Violence Webinar

April 2019

OJJDP, in collaboration with the Police Foundation, presented “Strategies for the Prevention, Response, and Recovery from Acts of Violence in Schools” discussing ongoing efforts to prevent, respond to, and recover from school violence. Presenters explored lessons learned, best practices, and the role of school resource officers in school violence prevention.

Registration Open for School-Based Policing and School Safety Summit


The National Association of School Resource Officers will host the 2017 National Leadership Summit: School-Based Policing and School Safety in the 21st Century on May 8-9, 2017, in Hoover, AL. This event is designed to help law enforcement, school personnel, juvenile court judges, and stakeholders address school safety.


Learn more and register to attend.

See OJJDP's Model Programs Guide to learn about programs promoting school safety.

Registration Open for School Resource Officer Training Conference


The National Criminal Justice Training Center will host the School Resource Officer Training Conference on June 13-15, 2017, in Appleton, WI. This training is designed to help law enforcement and school personnel address school violence and youth victimization through crime prevention and response strategies. Presenters will examine the impacts of trauma on youth and discuss strategies for working with students experiencing mental illness and learning disabilities...

LGBTQI-GNC and Two-Spirit Blog for StopBullying.gov

By: Robert L. Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) with contributions from Keith Towery, Grants Management Specialist, OJJDP

All children deserve a chance—a chance to be safe, to be educated and to be themselves. Too often, this chance is denied to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, gender nonconforming (LGBTQI-GNC) and Two-Spirit1 youth. Many of these youth are...