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Operationalizing Evidence-Based School Safety Programs (On Demand) is a Course

Operationalizing Evidence-Based School Safety Programs (On Demand)

1 credit


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As school communities look to review and update their safety practices and programs, leaders often hear that it is important to implement evidence-based programs. However, without a clear framework for properly assessing current school efforts, needs, and the identification of evidence-based school safety programs, it can be an overwhelming task. But it does not have to be.

In this training, participants will learn how to find programs that are not only credible and effective, but that are feasible and sustainable in their school setting. Presenters will examine current evidence-based program resources, discuss the importance of conducting a needs assessment, and review what action steps leaders can take and the pitfalls they should avoid. 

This training is part one of a three-part series on school safety program planning and implementation. 


Superintendents, principals, teachers, school board members, and others working in school safety or involved in the STOP School Violence program

Learning Objectives

  • Assess your school's needs as it relates to school safety.
  • Understand how to find a program that best fits your needs.
  • Create action steps to put the program into practice.


Rachel Masi, PhD, Director of Research at Sandy Hook Promise 

Justin Heinze, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Co-Director of the National Center for School Safety

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Rachel Masi, PhD; Justin Heinze, PhD; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES; Brent Miller, MA


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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