State School Safety Centers have been widely implemented to promote safety in the educational community. A recent evaluation delves into the origin and organization of the centers, the range of services they provide, and their successes and challenges.
In observance of National Bullying Prevention Month, Dr. Trevor Fronius, a Senior Research Associate with the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center, describes the state of bullying before and after the COVID-19 pandemic—and what school communities can do to address it.
School safety measures—such as school safety officers, metal detectors, surveillance cameras, and zero-tolerance policies—can potentially harm the students they aim to protect. This guide walks schools and communities through a reimagining of what it means to be safe at school.
This easy-to-use Project Cal-Well guide helps parents and caregivers support their children's overall well-being and mental health. The guide includes a section on addressing bullying, including warning signs that a child may be involved in bullying.
WestEd's Justice and Prevention Research Center (JPRC) conducts research, evaluation, and technical assistance to improve school safety, justice systems, and public health. Visit the JPRC's new website to learn more.
Currently, 39 states either require or encourage behavioral threat assessment programs. This webinar discusses critical issues involved in managing evidence-based threat assessment programs in K–12 schools.
WestEd staff will participate in multiple sessions discussing their work on projects ranging from school behavioral threat assessment to youth experiences with the juvenile justice system and community violence intervention.
This classic report highlights the potential of restorative justice and summarizes findings from interviews with experts. The experts agree restorative justice could be instrumental in addressing the critical challenges schools face.