Texas House of Representatives Pass “David’s Law”

by Dylan Buckley According to a news report on WFAA 8 ABC, The Texas House of Representatives recently passed an anti-cyberbullying law on May 12th. The bill is named after David Molak, a 16-year-old victim of cyberbullying from San Antonio who took is life last year, and will allow schools and courts to take action… Continue reading Texas House of Representatives Pass “David’s Law”

NSV Highlight on: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

by Sean Hedden The Forum on Child and Family Statistics released a report on 2016, available online, called America’s Children: Key Indicators of Well-Being, 2016. This federal interagency project reveals data on multiple subjects concerning child safety and welfare: these subjects include Family and Social Environment; Economic Circumstances; Health Care; Physical Environment; Safety; Behavior; Education; and… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

NSV Highlight on: Durable Collaboration: The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

by Sean Hedden The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is a yearly conference that brings together community leaders and experts from all over to discuss and collaborate on effective solutions to preventing youth violence. Durable Collaboration: The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is a report created with support from the Office of Juvenile… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Durable Collaboration: The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

NSV Highlight on: Campus Climate Survey: Best Practices

by Sean Hedden On October 14, 2016, Principal Deputy Director Bea Hanson, Ph.D., of the DOJ’s Office of Violence Against Women released a statement offering best practices to conduct campus climate surveys measuring the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses. There is also a link to a Student Action Packet for student leaders who… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Campus Climate Survey: Best Practices

NSV Highlight on: National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSL)

In order to help school administrators and educators prevent school violence, including its many factors like bullying, harassment, and substance abuse, the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students has funded the NCSSL (National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments). From their website, there is access to training material, webinars, conferences,  special… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSL)

NSV Highlight on: Indicators of School Crime and Safety

by Sean Hedden For the most recent data on school crime, the National Center for Education Statistics (produced jointly with the IES in the U.S. Department of Education, and the BJS in the U.S. Department of Justice) have created Indicators of School Crime and Safety. This data is freely available to educators and advocates of school… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Indicators of School Crime and Safety

NSV Highlight on: NCJRS: Special Feature on Youth Violence

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a “federally-funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.” One resource that is of noted interest for our N0SchoolViolence.org supporters is a Special Feature on Youth Violence. This feature points to the state of youth violence in the United States, referencing… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: NCJRS: Special Feature on Youth Violence