American Psychological Association (APA)

  • Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention & Policy
    • Published in December 2013 by the American Psychological Association (APA)
    • The report summarizes the psychological research that has helped develop evidence-based programs that can prevent violence through both primary and secondary interventions. Primary prevention programs can reduce risk factors for violence in the general population. Secondary prevention programs can help individuals who are experiencing emotional difficulties or interpersonal conflicts before they escalate into violence.
    • Written by a task force composed of psychologists and other researchers, the report synthesizes the available science on the complex underpinnings of gun violence, from gender and culture to gun policies and prevention strategies. The report is divided into two major areas: antecedents to gun violence and "what works", i.e. tactics and policies that have proven effective in gun violence prediction and prevention.

American Psychologist

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Violence Prevention

Children's Safety Network (CSN)

  • Children's Safety Network
  • National Resource Center for Injury and Violence Prevention is dedicated to working with state, territorial and community Maternal & Child Health and Injury & Violence prevention programs to create an environment where all children and youth are safe and healthy. We work with states and territories to infuse knowledge, expertise, and leadership to reduce injury, hospitalization, disability and death for all children and youth.
  • Youth Violence Prevention

Colorado Attorney General

  • Safe2Tell
    • Safe2Tell is an anonymous reporting service to use regarding threatening behavior that endangers you, your friends, your family, or your community.
    • 1-877-542-7233
  • School Violence Prevention and Student Discipline Manual - Colorado Attorney General's Office
    • The School Violence Prevention and Student Discipline Manual is prepared by the Colorado Attorney General's Office and distributed to schools in cooperation with the Colorado School Safety Resource Center and the CU Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. The manual addresses the legal issues surrounding reporting, search and seizure, disciplinary actions, and school policies. The manual was updated in January, 2009.
  • Colorado School Safety Guide - 2019
    • The 2019 Colorado Attorney General's School Safety Guide provides information on the best practices and evidence-based programs for promoting safety and preventing violence in school settings. The guide is breaking new ground by using lessons learned to identify and promote best practices for school safety. The guide prioritizes the programs and practices shown to be most effective based on research, making it both distinct from and a compliment to other school safety resources in Colorado (e.g., Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC))

Colorado Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)

  • The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers training, technical assistance and other resources to domestic violence programs across the state.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Journal of Adolescent Health

Injury Prevention: An International Peer-Reviewed Journal for Health Professionals and Others in Injury Prevention

Lessons Learned from Columbine

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

  • Comprehensive Gang Model
    • In 1987, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) began supporting a research and development project to design a comprehensive approach to reduce and prevent youth gang violence. The initial phase of this project was directed by Dr. Irving Spergel at the University of Chicago. The project concluded in the early 1990s and resulted in the development of the Spergel Model of Gang Intervention and Suppression, later renamed the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model.
    • The OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model (Model) calls for five core strategies to be delivered through an integrated approach from a team of community agencies and organizations. The five strategies are:
      1. community mobilization
      2. social intervention, including street outreach
      3. provision of opportunities
      4. suppression, and
      5. organizational change.
  • Learn more here about: gang definitions, gang activity and prevalence, anti-gang strategies, gang membership as a prosecution enhancement, research and evaluation projects on gangs.
  • Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership
    • Published September 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
    • Executive Summary
    • Written by some of the nation's top criminal justice and public health researchers, Changing Course, offers evidence-based principles that can halt the cascading impact of gangs on youth, families, neighborhoods and society at large. The goal of the book (and a separate executive summary publication) is to help policymakers who make decisions about the best use of taxpayer dollars - and practitioners who work in the trenches, such as law enforcement officers, teachers and community services providers - understand what the research says about keeping kids out of gangs.
    • More Information

National Youth Gang Survey

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

U.S. Department of Education

  • Safe Schools - Healthy Students Initiative
    • Grant support program from U.S. Department of Education
    • Through grants made to local education authorities, the SS/HS Initiative provides schools and communities across the United States with the benefit of enhanced school and community-based services in an effort to strengthen healthy child development, thus reducing violent behavior and substance use.
    • The Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative: A Legacy of Success (Published - December 2013)
      • Presents findings from a national cross-site evaluation of a program that supports collaborative planning and implementation of programs and services to foster safer schools and healthy students.
    • Project SERV: School Emergency Response to Violence. Project SERV funds short-term education-related services for local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) to help them recover from a violent or traumatic event in which the learning environment has been disrupted.

U. S. Department of Homeland Security

  • DHS Violence Prevention Resources Guide
    • This Guide highlights available DHS resources and funding opportunities in the violence prevention space.  We hope you and your partners can take advantage of some of these resources to help reduce violence in your communities.  DHS continues to work hard to support our federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector partners to identify and mitigate threats to the Homeland.

U. S. Department of Justice

U. S. Secret Service

  • The Path to Violence
    • Video from PBS that first aired in February 2013.
    • This program tells a story about the effective Secret Service threat assessment program that helps schools detect problem behavior in advance and prevent acts of school violence.
    • CSSRC Staff Review - June 2016




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