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AfterSchool.gov Web Site
This web site combines information from many different federal agencies to provide communities with easy access to federal resources for after-school programs. It features a database of more than 100 grant and loan programs from the federal government; community success stories and opportunities to network; government guides, reports, research, and links; and safe, fun, and educational web sites for children and teens.
ATF School Safety Resources
The ATF School Safety Web site provides a list of resources regarding programs and training related to school safety.
National Association of Police Athletic Leagues
PAL centers offer structured and personal guidance and afterschool programs in a safe, friendly environment. PAL provides a host of physical activities and programs including, archery, baseball, basketball, bowling, boxing, music, dance, art, crafts, photography, and others. PAL is a volunteer-driven organization frequently sponsored by law enforcement agencies with local chapters in hundreds of cities across the country.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) School Safety Spotlight
This web site provides comprehensive information on federal and non-federal programs, resources, and grant opportunities related to reducing school violence.
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal partners, the Resource Center provides current information developed by Federal agencies or with Federal support pertaining to youth violence. A gateway for professionals, parents, youth and other interested individuals, the Resource Center offers the latest tools to facilitate discussion with children, to resolve conflicts nonviolently, to stop bullying, to prevent teen suicide, and to end violence committed by and against young people. Resources include fact sheets, best practices documents, funding and conference announcements, statistics, research bulletins, surveillance reports, and profiles of promising programs.
Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools is the federal government's primary vehicle for reducing violence and drug, alcohol, and tobacco use through education and prevention activities in schools. This Office is designed to prevent violence in and around schools. It strengthens programs that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; involve parents; and is coordinated with related federal, state, and community efforts and resources.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative
The Initiative is a partnership between the Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Justice. It contains an electronic clearinghouse of program examples from around the country, publications, links to technical assistance, and a calendar of events for those interested in promoting safe schools and healthy students.
School COP: A Software Package for Enhancing School Safety
The School Crime Operations Package (School COP) is a FREE software application developed by Abt Associates for the National Institute of Justice. It helps schools analyze and map incidents that occur in and around schools. The software can be used to support problem-solving efforts designed to increase school safety. In addition to downloading the actual software, please see the accompanying final report and COPS Office published Guide to Using School COP.
School Preparedness – Emergency Planning
As schools and communities across the U.S. prepare and develop plans for responding to potential emergency situations, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have unveiled this new web resource tool. It is designed to be a one-stop shop that provides school leaders with information they need to plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts.