On February 16-18, 2021, the National Institute of Justice hosted the Virtual Conference on School Safety: Bridging Research to Practice to Safeguard Our Schools. This video includes the following presentations:
Program for Improving Relations and Promoting Healing Between Communities and Police Not Yet Ready for Outcome Evaluation
The North Carolina Youth Violence Prevention Center: Using a Multifaceted, Ecological Approach to Reduce Youth Violence in Impoverished, Rural Areas
At-Risk Youth in Schools: A Wraparound Delinquency Prevention Program Produces Disappointing Results
Finding Effective Ways to Reduce Truancy: An Evaluation of the Ramsey County Truancy Intervention Programs, Executive Summary
Qualitative Report of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD's Safe Schools Research Initiative: Implementation of the Safe and Civil Schools Foundations Program
Applying a Development Evaluation Approach to Address Community Safety and Health Challenges of Reintegration Programs in the USA
As technology improves, demand for analysis of DNA and other forensic evidence to help solve crimes grows. This video describes some of the challenges crime laboratories face in meeting this demand and how National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funding has strengthened crime labs and encouraged innovation in forensic techniques.
Research tells us that a relatively small fraction of individuals experience a large proportion of violent victimizations. Thus, focusing on reducing repeat victimization might have a large impact on total rates of violence. However, research also tells us that most violent crime victims do not experience more than one incident during a six-month or one-year time period. As a result, special policies to prevent repeat violence may not be cost-effective for most victims.