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SchoolSafety.gov provides resources, like guidance, training, and fact sheets, to help schools create and maintain a safe learning environment. 

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Mass Attacks in Public Spaces
Mass Attacks in Public Spaces

Department of Homeland Security, August 2020

This report, the third in a yearly series, provides an analysis of mass attacks that occurred in public spaces in the United States between January and December 2019. 

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Ten Essential Actions to Improve School Safety (Reference Guide)
Ten Essential Actions to Improve School Safety (Reference Guide)

Department of Justice, 2020

This quick reference guide identifies, from a law enforcement perspective, the 10 most essential actions schools, school districts, and law enforcement agencies can take to prevent mass casualty attacks in our nation’s schools and, when prevention is not enough, to respond rapidly and effectively to end the threat as quickly as possible to save lives.

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Ten Essential Actions to Improve School Safety
Ten Essential Actions to Improve School Safety

Department of Justice, 2020

The COPS Office School Safety Working Group has identified 10 essential actions that can be taken by schools, school districts, and law enforcement agencies to help prevent critical incidents involving the loss of life or injuries in our nation's schools and to respond rapidly and effectively when incidents do occur. 

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The Design of Safe, Secure and Welcoming Learning Environments, 2019 Report
The Design of Safe, Secure and Welcoming Learning Environments, 2019 Report

Third Party, 2019

On October 19, 2018, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) summit brought together architects, policymakers, students, educators, school administrators, law enforcement and building code officials, mental health experts, and others to examine violence in schools and explore ways to holistically improve safety and security in our school communities.

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CrimeSolutions.gov Juvenile Programs
CrimeSolutions.gov Juvenile Programs

Department of Justice

This webpage links to a list of juvenile specific programs on CrimeSolutions.gov from the Department of Justice (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

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