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2 The U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice publish a report on school crime and student safety each year. The report provides the most recent data available from many independent sources, including findings from national surveys of students, teachers, and principals. The report covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, and student use of drugs and alcohol. The indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time. Data on crimes that occur away from school are also offered as a point of comparison where available.

3 The Crime and Safety Surveys web site, where data and reports produced by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on the topic of school crime and safety are centralized. This site is organized by survey respondent, since surveys have been done from the perspectives of students, teachers, schools/principals, and school districts. Currently, two surveys are being conducted on a regular basis by NCES: the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), a survey of public schools/principals, and the School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), a survey of students ages 12 through 18.

4 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System CDC monitors risk behaviors, such as violence, that contribute to the leading causes of death among youth in the United States. CDC administers a nationwide survey every two years in public and private high schools so investigators can examine behaviors related to fighting, weapon carrying, bullying, dating and sexual violence, and suicide. Youth Violence National and State Statistics at a Glance This web site provides statistics that illustrate trends and patterns in youth violence. Users will find national and state-level data on youth homicide, nonfatal assaults, and sujcide. Youth Violence National and State Statistics at a Glance

5 CDC has been collecting data on school-associated violent deaths since 1992. This data system, which was developed in partnership with the Departments of Education and Justice, monitors school-associated violent deaths at the national level. Information is collected from media databases, police, and school officials. A case is defined as a fatal injury (e.g., homicide or suicide) that occurs (1) on school property; (2) on the way to/from school; or (3) during or on the way to/from a school sponsored event. Only violent deaths associated with U.S. elementary and secondary schools, public and private, are included. Data obtained from this study play an important role in monitoring and assessing national trends in school-associated violent deaths, and help to inform efforts to prevent fatal school violence.

6 The School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) is the largest, most comprehensive assessment of school health policies and programs. It is conducted at state, district, school, and four classroom levels across the country. The CDC-sponsored study provides data to help improve school health policies and programs. SHPPS is conducted every six years; the first administration was in 1994 and the most recent, in 2006. The study assesses eight components of school health programs at the elementary, middle/junior, and senior high school levels that are related to adolescent risk behaviors, including violence. These components are health education; physical education; health services; mental health and social services; school policy and environment; food services; faculty and staff health promotion; and family and community involvement.

7 was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 12 federal departments and 5 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. The IWGYP promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth in four significant ways: » Create and Support » Identify and Disseminate Promising and Effective Strategies Identifies strategies, tools, and resources accessible through that will help promote effective community-based efforts addressing youth risk and protective factors. The Program Directory, a searchable database to Promote Enhanced Collaboration.

8 SNAPS provides local-level community profile information nationwide. It can be browsed by county and state and searched by zip code. SNAPS serves as a valuable tool when responding to public health emergency events at the state, Tribal, and local levels. It provides a "snap shot" of key variables for consideration in guiding and tailoring health education and communication efforts to ensure diverse audiences receive critical public health messages that are accessible, understandable, and timely.

9 Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts. STRYVEs goals are to: Increase awareness that youth violence can and should be prevented. Promote the use of youth violence prevention approaches that are based upon the best available evidence. Provide guidance to communities on how to prevent youth violence. STRYVE collaborates with a broad spectrum of partners to expand and maintain the STRYVE initiative as a national approach to youth violence prevention.

10 More and more, OJJDP has been turning to high-tech solutions and the Internet to inform the public of new research findings and their implications for the juvenile justice field. The OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) enables users to access online information via OJJDP's Web site to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, SBB provides timely and reliable statistical answers to the most frequently asked questions from policymakers, the media, and the general public. In addition, the data analysis and dissemination tools available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics

11 DRC is a project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) housed at the Oregon Health & Science University.Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI)Oregon Health & Science University The DRC is supported by Cooperative Agreement( 1-U59- MC06890-01) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesHealth Resources and Services AdministrationMaternal and Child Health Bureau With funding and direction from the MCHB, the surveys on the DRC website were conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The Data Resource Center is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this website.National Center for Health Statistics The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC)

12 The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.adultsparents helping parents Founded in 1977, PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations.disability With assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children, PACER's work affects and encourages families in Minnesota and across the nation.public education

13 Not In Our TownNot In Our Town and Not In Our School are both projects of The Working Group, an Oakland-based nonprofit founded in 1988. Not In Our Town was launched in 1995 with our landmark PBS film that documented the heroic efforts of Billings, Montana citizens who stood up for their neighbors after a series of hate crimes. The original Not In Our Town campaign catalyzed a diverse grassroots movement that inspired hundreds of communities in the United States and around the world to take action against hate.Not In Our School Not In Our Towns mission is to guide, support and inspire people and communities to work together to stop hate and build safe, inclusive environments for all. To do so, we creates films, media and online resources that uplift best practices in hate crime prevention and engages diverse participation in civic life. Further, NIOT connects, coaches and convenes local communities, leaders and activists who share our mission. For more information on Not In Our Town, access to community- building and school resources or, please contact us at or via phone at (510) 268-9675. crime

14 This Task Force is part of the Attorney Generals Defending Childhood Initiative, a project that addresses the epidemic levels of exposure to violence faced by our nations children.Attorney Generals Defending Childhood Initiative The Defending Childhood Task Force is composed of 13 leading experts including practitioners, child and family advocates, academic experts, and licensed clinicians.13 leading experts Based on the testimony at four public hearings, on comprehensive research, and on extensive input from experts, advocates, and impacted families and communities nationwide, the Defending Childhood Task Force has issued a final report to the Attorney General presenting its findings and comprehensive policy recommendations in the fall of 2012. The report will serve as a blueprint for preventing childrens exposure to violence and for reducing the negative effects experienced by children exposed to violence across the United report

15 MAPP is a community-driven strategic planning tool for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leaders, this tool helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. MAPP is not an agency- focused assessment tool; rather, it is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately the performance of local public health systems.strategic planning toolhealth systems Using this Web page, users can access the entire MAPP tool, supplemental resources, and technical assistance. Information on preparing for and completing the process is organized by phase, which users can access using the links above. The "related content" toolbar contains links to additional resources such as technical assistance, case studies, related publications, and materials created by experienced MAPP users.Web page

16 National Association of Counties and Cities Health Organization (NACCHO) is consisted of 2700 local health departments across the U. S. NACCHO is an affiliate of National Association of Counties, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. NACCHO's work including the following: Community Health topics such as chronic disease prevention, tobacco control, health and disability, infectious disease prevention and control, immunization, injury prevention, maternal and child health, adolescent health, and health equity. Environmental Health, Public Health Infrastructure and Systems, Public Health Preparedness topics such as local readiness for pandemic influenza, Medical Reserve Corps, Project Public Health Ready, and Strategic National Stockpile.

17 The mission of the NACJD is to facilitate research in criminal justice and criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources; through the production of original research based on archived datain criminal justice NACJD provides services to assist and criminal justice data users and data collections. Customize data files through online Survey Documentation and Analysis. Assistance with the retrieval and use of files obtained from the archive. NACJD is home to web sites for two separately maintained programs: the Project for Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN) and the Terrorism and Preparedness Data Resource Center (TPDRC). TPDRC archives and distributes data about the intra- (domestic) and international terrorism incidents, organizations, perpetrators, and victims

18 AFSP is the nations leading organization bringing together people across communities to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. Individuals, families, and communities who have been personally touched by suicide are the moving force behind everything we do.pain AFSP supports research to understand the causes of suicide, educates to save lives, offers a caring community to those who have lost someone they love to suicide, or who are struggling with thoughts of suicide themselves. AFSP advocates to ensure that federal, state, and local governments do all they can to prevent suicide, and to support and care for those at risk.

19 The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti- Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. ADL is a leader in developing anti-bullying and anti- cyberbullying training, curriculum and resources for teens, school educators, youth providers and adult family ADL provides the tools and resources to assist people in taking action to prevent and respond to bullying and cyber-bullying. ADL advocates at the state and local level for Comprehensive bullying prevention policies in schools.

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