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Nevada Statewide School Safety Task Force

School Safety Recommendations Presented in Final Report from Nevada Governor’s Task Force

A report from Nevada's School Safety Task Force presents recommendations for strategies that can be implemented to improve safety in its schools.

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WestEd Wins New Federal Grant to Lead the Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety

WestEd is recipient of a U.S. Department of Education grant to lead the Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety.  The RAND Corporation, Council of Chief State School Officers, and Transforming Education will serve as partners in the work.

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WestEd's Anthony Petrosino Receives the 2018 Robert Boruch Award

WestEd’s Anthony Petrosino is the recipient of the prestigious Robert Boruch Award for Distinctive Contributions to Research that Informs Public Policy. This award, given by the Campbell Collaboration, recognizes and honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to research on social interventions that inform public policy in areas such as criminal justice, education, and social welfare.

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WestEd Will Lead Evaluation of Critical Training for Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program

WestEd’s Justice & Prevention Research Center is recipient of a significant award from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to evaluate training provided to police investigators assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program.

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Published Articles by WestEd

WestEd Researchers Examine Policy Responses to School Tragedies

In a new article, WestEd’s Anthony Petrosino, Ashley Boal, and Augustus Mays examine policy responses to several school shootings, and suggest questions for educators and policymakers to consider in future conversations and decision-making.

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Creating a More Positive, Connected School Climate

Learn about a student-led effort to break down barriers and implement restorative justice practices in Louisiana’s largest school district.

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Increase Safety for All Children, Adults, Schools, and Communities

Learn about the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center's mission to promote positive school environments.

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Cover Juvenile Drug Courts: Policy and Practice Scan

Juvenile Drug Courts — Policy and Practice Scan: Recent Research

Learn about the structures, struggles, and successes of juvenile drug treatment courts.

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WestEd in the News

California Examines How and Why to Improve its Measures of School Climate

A California advisory group will recommend ways to make measuring school climate more meaningful for school districts.

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WestEd at the 2016 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting

WestEd researchers will present on urban violence and school safety. November 16-19, New Orleans, LA.

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