Our team leads efforts to improve school safety through technical assistance and research and evaluation conducted in partnership with schools, districts, and communities across the country.

Although youth are relatively safe in school compared to their time spent outside of school, there are still concerns about the safety of students—and staff—in our nation’s educational institutions. Tragic events highlight concerns about school shootings, gun violence, harassment, and bullying.

Schools are obligated to protect children in their care. What are the best methods for doing so? What should the role of the police be, if any, in the educational environment? What strategies should be undertaken to identify students in need of services before they hurt themselves or others?

We can support your efforts to explore and solve these and many other questions that require sound research and evidence-informed technical assistance to ensure safety in schools.