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Annual Report on School Safety

This report provides a description of the nature and extent of crime and violence on school property, and presents information on how schools and communities can work together to prevent and address school violence.

Boston Strategy To Prevent Youth Violence

Report of how Boston embarked on a series of innovative public safety strategies that focused on violent youth and illicit gun markets. Using a problem-solving approach, a broad coalition of Federal, State, and local governmental agencies, nonprofit community service organizations, businesses, religious leaders, parents, and resident stakeholders developed several programs to address the escalating number of juvenile homicides.

Boston Ten-Point Coalition

The Boston Ten-Point Coalition -- Operation 2006 participated in Boston's Operation Ceasefire neighborhood forums, at which youth were given zero tolerance messages and offered services. The Coalition also is linked to Boston's strategy to prevent youth violence. The Boston Ten-Point Coalition Operation 2006 launched the National Ten-Point Coalition to develop similar programs in other cities.

Drug and Violence Prevention Grants

Find information about Department of Education and other grant programs to support safe and drug free scchools

Families Able to Resolve Situations (FARS)

FARS is an effective intervention program for helping parents and youth in crisis. The FARS Program seeks to return the responsibility for resolving conflicts to the family. FARS uses highly trained volunteers to hold mediations between parents and youth.

Federal Activities Addressing Violence in Schools

An inventory of federal activities addressing violence in schools designed to facilitate the coordination of federal school violence prevention activities and enhance collaboration on future projects.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

FIGHT CRIME: INVEST IN KIDS is a national anti-crime organization led by more than 700 police chiefs, sheriffs, police association presidents, prosecutors, and survivors of violent crime.

Funding Sources

Foundations and Federal agencies that offer funding for programs addressing issues of violence and youth-at-risk are listed here. Contact information, brief descriptions of the purposes of these funding organizationsand guidelines for applying for funds are contained in each file.

Innovative Summer Youth Employment Program: Teens Become Inner City Mappers

A great article in ArcNews Online. Initiated by the Greater Eastside Community Association, this unique, collaborative GIS project had three basic objectives. The first objective was to provide summer employment for inner-city youth; the second was to teach them marketable job skills; and the third was to have them provide a service for their community by mapping Brownfields in Flint and Genesee County, Michigan.

National Campaign Against Youth Violence

The Website of the National Campaign Against Youth Violence is a new, national response to the epidemic rates of youth violence in America. With the support of the White House, the campaign is an unprecedented national public-private partnership dedicated to changing the way Americans address violence.

National CASA

Concerned over making decisions about abused and neglected children's lives without sufficient information, a Seattle judge conceived the idea of using trained community volunteers to speak for the best interests of these children in court. Today more than 900 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) programs are in operation, with 42,400 women and men serving as CASA volunteers.

National Crime Prevention Council Homepage

NCPC's Mission is to "enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur." The nonprofit educaitonal organization sponsors public service annoucments including those featuring McGruff the Crime Dog, performs technical assistance to communities, convenes conferences, and advises policy makers.

Northwest Detroit Weed and Seed

Northwest Detroit Weed and Seed is a United States Department of Justice crime prevention program designed to “weed” out crime; and “seed” in positive community services.

Partnerships Against Violence Network

PAVNET Online is a "virtual library" of information about violence and youth-at-risk, representing data from seven different Federal agencies. It is a "one-stop," searchable, information resource to help reduce redundancy in information management and provide clear and comprehensive access to information for States and local communities.

Promising Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence

Promising Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence is designed as a "toolbox" to provide law enforcement, State and local elected officials, prosecutors, judges, community organizations, and other policymakers with practical information about a range of strategies to reduce gun violence.

Safe and Drug Free Schools

Find out about the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program - - the Federal government's primary vehicle for reducing drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and violence, through education and prevention activities in our nation's schools. These initiatives are designed to prevent violence in and around schools, and strengthen programs that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, involve parents, and are coordinated with related Federal, State and community efforts and resources. The Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program consists of two major programs: State Grants for Drug and Violence Prevention Programs, and National Programs.

San Antonio Fighting Back

San Antonio Fighting Back is a project of the San Antonio United Way. The Fighting Back target area in San Antonio includes the east and southeast sections of the city, roughly 20 percent of the total San Antonio population. The objectives of Fighting Back are to decrease drug-related crimes, expand access to treatment for persons in the target area, and to reduce substance abuse among youth. Indicators of success include overall reduction in drug related crimes, especially in the youth population.

School Violence

1-stop for US Department of Justice resources on school violence.

The Bridge

This specialized transitional program provides intensive case management services for adolescents who are preparing to leave alcohol and drug inpatient treatment facilities, juvenile justice facilities or other residential settings and return home to their families and communities. By providing a gradual "step down" transition from an institutional setting back into the community, the program works with both adolescents and their families to increase their chances of a successful return home and reduce their risk of recidivism.

Value-Based Violence Prevention Initiative

The Value-Based Violence Prevention Initiative is a component of San Antonio Fighting Back’s existing Weed and Seed Program. The program is designed to keep young probationers from continuing with criminal behavior. Since its start in 1999, the program has enrolled 75 individuals. Only five have re-offended.

Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles

The VPC is the county-wide network of public and private individuals and organizations dedicated to addressing violence as a public health issue. The VPC includes members from public health, the medical community, the judiciary, law enforcement, education, university researchers, the media, the faith community the business community, youth and many community based organizations.

Youth Violence Prevention

Resources for teachers, parents, schools, communities and kids to prevent youth violence.

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