NIJ seeks proposals to develop knowledge about the effects of personnel, programs, and activities on school safety in the United States. Funds are available to local education agencies (LEAs), public charter schools that are recognized as an LEA and State educational agencies (SEAs). Applicants are expected to enter into an agreement to partner with highly qualified researchers and research organizations to test whether an intervention helps us understand what works in making schools safer. One example of a permissible intervention under this solicitation would be schools hiring school resource officers or mental health service providers. Applicants and their research partners have considerable discretion in determining the kinds of research and safety initiatives to test based on the most meaningful initiatives in their particular jurisdictions. However, NIJ is particularly interested in the impact on school safety of mental health services, public safety and preparedness (such as the use of school resource officers), and school climate and culture programs.
Number of Awards: 15
Total Amount Awarded: $41,423,976
A Group Randomized Trial of Restorative Justice Programming to Address the School to Prison Pipeline, Reduce Aggression and Violence, and Enhance School Safety in Middle and High School Students
Brevard Public Schools - School Climate and Safety Study
BRIEF INTERVENTIONS ENHANCING SCHOOL SAFETY
Chicago Public Schools's Connect and Redirect to Respect (CRR) Program to use social media monitoring to identify and connect youth to behavioral interventions.
Enhancing School Safety Through Digital Intelligence: Evaluating Campus Shield
Promoting School Safety: A Comprehensive Emotional and Behavioral Health Model
PSJA ISD Safe School Research Initiative
Pursuing Equitable Restorative Communities
SAFE-TI: School and Family Engagement: Trauma-Informed
School/Justice Partnership Project to research the expansion of a school-based intervention to increase school safety while reducing delinquency referrals and improving student outcomes.
Testing Integrative Models to Improve School Safety: Positive Behavior Interventions Support and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Training School Resource Officers to Improve School Climate and Student Safety Outcomes
Using a Restorative Justice Approach to Enrich School Climate and Improve School Safety
Walking School Bus Program
Wisconsin School Violence and Bullying Prevention Study
- NIJ FY23 Community-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative (CVIPI) Research, Evaluation, and Associated Training & Technical Assistance Support
- NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories
- NIJ FY22 Research on Juvenile Justice Topics