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Interconnecting Mental, Behavioral Support Improves School Safety

NIJ supported a first-of-its-kind evaluation of the Interconnected Systems Framework, which is designed to provide guidance on interconnecting school support systems for behavior and mental health. The results affirm that access to interconnected resources will further improve school climate and student equity. 

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School Shooting Database Fuels Understanding

Researchers have created the first open-source catalog of U.S. school shootings to better understand the causes of school-related gun violence and identify intervention points. The database allows them to examine two theories of criminology in the context of various types of school shootings—life-course theory and the situational crime prevention theory. 

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Understanding Labor Trafficking Among U.S. Citizen Victims

NIJ-supported researchers sought out to understand how U.S. citizens experience labor trafficking victimization, examine vulnerabilities that put people risk, and explore how victims seek help. An article outlines this work, including recommendations based on their findings.  

From Successful Reentry to Stronger Communities

What is reentry? Why is it important? And what research is being done in this field? National Institute of Justice Journal Editor Beth Pearsall hosts a conversation on reentry with NIJ staff  Senior Science Advisor Angela Moore, Senior Social Science Analyst Marie Garcia, and Social Science Analyst Eric Martin. 

What are Unmanned Aircraft Systems?

Unmanned aircraft system include the unmanned aircraft vehicle, the flight controller on the ground, and the system of communication between the two. In law enforcement, unmanned aircraft systems are used in crowd control, traffic and accident reporting, search and rescue, crime scene reconstruction, pre-operational situational awareness, and even as first responders. 

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Criminal Justice Data Archives

The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data archives data on crime and justice and contains data from over 2,700 curated studies or statistical data series. The website is home to several large-scale datasets, including the National Crime Victimization Survey, FBI's Uniform Crime Reports and National Incident-Based Reporting System, and the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods. 

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NIJ awards research, development, testing, and evaluation grants.
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Check out a list of our upcoming events. If you don't see anything of interest, we also offer a number of recorded, on-demand event and training opportunities.
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CrimeSolutions Program and Practice Ratings

School-Based Brief Interventions for Substance Use Among Youth

This practice consists of time-limited, low-dose therapeutic programs delivered in a school or educational setting that teach skills and encourage motivation to change or prevent substance use in youth participants. 

Gender-Specific Drug Treatment Court (Midwestern State)

This is a drug court program that provides treatment services to women on probation to reduce their risk of reoffending. The program gives preference to women who have higher need and risk profiles, are mothers, and have substance use problems. 

Parent-Involved Antibullying Programs for Youth

This practice includes programs that provide training and information to both school-age youths and their parents to reduce bullying and increase positive parenting practices. 

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The First Step Act

The First Step Act of 2018 aims to reform the federal prison system and reduce recidivism. NIJ is working to assess and develop an existing risk and needs assessment system for incarcerated individuals, and develop recommendations regarding effective evidence-based recidivism reduction programs and activities.