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Increasing School Safety Through Juvenile Accountability Programs
(NCJ 179283) December 2000
OJJDP Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series, Bulletin, 16 page(s)
Decker, S. H.
Describes activities in support of OJJDP's commitment to promote school safety by holding students accountable for their behavior. A small number of fatal acts of violence perpetrated by youth on school campuses has raised public concern and emphasized the importance of having an accurate assessment of the extent and nature of school violence so that resources and programs are targeted effectively. This Bulletin, one in OJJDP's JABG Best Practices Series, describes common features and key elements of effective programs and delineates the steps essential to successful program implementation. The author recommends a comprehensive, collaborative approach that involves students, parents, and school officials. Finally, the Bulletin provides examples of promising programs and best practices.
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