Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative National Evaluation Wave 1 Findings: School Safety and Law Enforcement

Kevin Strom, RTI International
Pamela K. Lattimore, RTI International

This paper will examine the relationships between self-reported perceptions of safety on school grounds, reports of violent, property and other crimes on school property, and the presence and roles of school resource officers. School characteristics, including level of school, region, and urbanicity, will also be examined. This paper will be based on results of the SS/HS National Evaluation Wave 1 surveys of teachers and principals, which were conducted in 77 sites and included results from more than 1000 schools. Results from the surveys of the school and law enforcement partners in the local SS/HS initiatives also will be examined.

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