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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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Guidance
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.

Guidance
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. 

Report
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.

Webpage
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).

Virtual Training Program
First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST) Training
First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST) Training

Department of Homeland Security, 2019

This fact sheet provides an overview of the First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST) training program, previously called School-Age Trauma Training program, that offers no-cost trauma training for high school students via the American Red Cross.

Virtual Training Program
EDGE (Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment)
EDGE (Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment)

Department of Homeland Security, 2017

The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) is a free virtual training platform that first responders, and now education institutions, can use to plan for a coordinated response to critical incidents.

Video
School Security and Resilience Video
School Security and Resilience Video

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, October 2020

The “Active Shooter Preparedness: School Security and Resilience” video provides information geared towards educators, school resource officers, and school administrators who serve in important roles in safeguarding schools.

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