• Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
United States Department of Justice - Provides information and resources on general areas of interest about juvenile justice and delinquency and the comprehensive strategy as a framework for communities to combat youth crime.
United States Department of Homeland Security. Terrorism forces us to make a choice. Don't be afraid...Be ready.
• Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
The US Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools is 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. Includes current news, publications, and information about funding opportunities.
• National Threat Assessment Center
The NTAC is part of the United States Secret Service. Includes reports on violence in schools.
Other State Resources
• National Resource Center for Safe Schools
Includes publications on bullying, harassment, bomb threats, and biological and chemical emergencies.
• The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools - Emergency Preparedness: A Quick Guide for Staff
Provides an overview with examples and resources for developing key components of a school response to emergencies. Includes emergency plan development, selection of a crisis response team, and communications planning.
• National School Safety Center
A Not-For-Profit Organization providing training, school security assessments, and technical assistance for education related organizations.
• National Association of State Boards of Education
Center for Safe and Healthy Schools helps policymakers and practitioners create safe, healthy, and nurturing school environments for all of the nation's children and youth.
• (Formerly the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center)
• American Association of Pediatrics - Children, Terrorism & Disasters
Includes information about biological, chemical, and nuclear agents, as well as information about the psychological aspects of disasters.
• American Red Cross - TERRORISM: Preparing for the Unexpected
• National Institute of Mental Health - Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
• MindOh! Foundation
Facilitating Conversations with Youth. Cyberbullying Resources for Youth, Families, and Educators.
• Mix It Up Day
Fight Hate and Promote Tolerance. A project supporting student efforts to identify, question and cross social boundaries within their schools and communities.
• No Name Calling Week
No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities.
• Day of Silence
Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. From the first-ever Day of Silence® at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 1,900 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2002, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach.
• Take Back the Night
Offers information and resources about sexual assault and abuse.