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  • The report School Associated Violent Deaths 1994-1999 was published in the December 5, 2001, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The report finds that although school-associated violent deaths remain rare events, they have occurred often enough to allow for the detection of patterns and the identification of potential risk factors. This information may help schools respond to this problem.

  • The National Criminal Justice Reference Service offers an online resource that provides information on school safety, bullying, conflict resolution, security and other school-related issues.

  • SafeUSA hosted Mobilizing for a SafeUSA, a conference focusing on reducing violence and injury in America, December 3-5, 2001. The topics that this conference addressed include school safety, building safe communities, violence and suicide prevention, preventing motor vehicle injuries and more. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided a free webcast of the event. The URL of the webcast is:

  • The Chicago Sun-Times published "Deadly Lessons: School Shooters Tell Why (2000)," a series of articles providing insights into recent incidents of school violence. These articles are based upon the Secret Service Safe School Initiative.

  • "Progress in Prevention: A Report on the National Study of Local Education Agencies Activities Under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act." (November 2000) [word format] [135K] or [portable document format] [174K]

  • "Promoting Better Health for Young People Through Physical Activity and Sports" (Fall 2000): This report is also available in PDF format: Report [portable document format] [1.2M] Appendices [portable document format] [3.6M]

  • Secret Service Safe School Initiative: The National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) (October 2000), working in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education, initiated a data-based research project to examine the incidents of school-based attacks. The purpose of the Safe School Initiative is to provide accurate and useful information to school administrators, educators, law enforcement professionals and others who have protective and safety responsibilities in schools, to help prevent incidents of school-based targeted violence.

  • Reports on State Implementation of the Gun-Free Schools Act:

    • 1998-99 (October 2000) [word format] [1.1M] and [portable document format] [445K]
    • 1997-98 (August 1999) [word format] [1.1M] and [portable document format] [440K]
    • 1996-97 (May 1998) The introduction is available in HTML, and the full version in PDF.

  • Safeguarding Our Children: An Action Guide (April 2000)

  • Testimony of William Modzeleski, U.S. Department of Education, before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (July 13, 1999)

  • Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention (1998)

  • Summary of Findings from the National Center on Addition and Substance Abuse (CASA) Study (August 13, 1997).

  • Sharing Information: A Guide to the Family Educational Privacy and Rights Act and Participation in Juvenile Justice Programs (June 1997)

  • Creating Safe and Drug-Free Schools: An Action Guide (April 1997)

  • Preventing Youth Hate Crime (1997)

  • Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings (October 1996) [portable document format]

  • Manual to Combat Truancy (July 1996)

  • Manual on School Uniforms(1996)

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