NSV Highlight on: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

by Sean Hedden The Council for a Strong America has developed a program that gets law enforcement officials to advocate evidence-based solutions that keep youth away from crime. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids “takes a hard-nosed look at the strategies proven to reduce crime. Armed with research, our more than 5,000 members make the case… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

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: kidsdata.org

by Sean Hedden NoSchoolViolence.org believes that by combining database applications with social science research we can uncover hidden patterns and behaviors underlying school and adolescent violence. Organizations like kidsdata.org, from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, “promotes the health and well being of children in California by providing an easy to use resource that offers… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: kidsdata.org

Using Big Data for the Greater Good

by David Peterson While applications of big data have become an integral part of the majority of major corporations looking for business intelligence and boosting profit, more and more charitable organizations are also turning to big data to aid their philanthropic missions, like NoSchoolViolence.org.  Here are two examples of how big data can help change… Continue reading Using Big Data for the Greater Good

NSV Highlight on: National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

by Sean Hedden A national organization “aimed at improving policy and practice for youth with mental, substance use and trauma-related conditions . . . who have come in contact with the juvenile justice system” is the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. The NCMHJJ uses big data in order to understand the needs… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

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

NSV Highlight on: NASP School Safety and Crisis resources

by Sean Hedden The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) provides School Safety & Crisis resources “to the public in order to promote the ability of children and youth to cope with traumatic or unsettling events.” These wide-variety of documents are meant to be used as educational tools. NASP states: School psychologists are uniquely positioned… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: NASP School Safety and Crisis resources