WestEd will conduct a formative and summative evaluation of the Campus Shield initiative, designed to improve school safety and climate.

Campus Shield will deploy a specific data collection, analysis, and dissemination system that permits proactive responses to potential threats, both immediate (as in the case of gang activity) and those that emerge over time (such as deteriorating school climate or escalations in bullying), according to an article published in The Police Chief magazine, the official publication of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.