School and Campus Safety
We have conducted more than 30 projects focusing on school and campus including development of Virginia’s first School Resource Officer handbook, Juvenile Law Handbook for School Administrators, and resource guides to crisis management in school and subsequent updates to these widely used resources. Most recently, PolicyWorks, Ltd. developed Virginia’s Model School-Law enforcement Partner Memorandum of Understanding and related Partnership Guide that been adapted for use in numerous states. We provided leadership for a federally-funded initiative that strengthened the capacity of Virginia schools to collect and use school crime and violence data; authored multiple annual reports on school discipline, crime and violence in Virginia; developed Virginia’s student conduct policy guidelines and a Parent Guide to Student Discipline Policies in Virginia; authored guides for Virginia and New Jersey on engaging at risk youth in meaningful community service; authored materials on school-law enforcement partnerships and contributed to the National COPS in Schools Training curriculum for the U.S. Department of Justice. Additionally, we developed Virginia’s training curricula for school resource officers, school security officers, and college campus police and security.