About Us

Our Mission
The National School Safety Center serves as an advocate for safe, secure and peaceful schools worldwide and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence. NSSC provides school communities and their school safety partners with quality information, resources, consultation, and training services. The National School Safety Center identifies and promotes strategies, promising practices and programs that support safe schools for all students as part of the total academic mission.

What We Believe
The National School Safety Center believes that schools have the choice to create and maintain safe schools or to return their institutions to safe, secure and effective places of learning. We believe that this work is best done with the help of school safety partners. We believe that today great opportunities exist to apply the best of school safety research and practices to the vision of safe schools for all students.

What We Do
The National School Safety Center:
  • Advocates for school safety as part of the total academic plan and mission for a safe and effective school.
  • Trains educators, law enforcers and other youth-serving professionals in the areas of school crime prevention and safe school planning.
  • Presents school safety keynote addresses for local, regional and national conferences and workshops.
  • Develops and delivers customized school safety training and services.
  • Provides international leadership to the safe school movement through its 27 years of experience in the field of school crime and violence prevention.
  • Provides on-site technical assistance to school districts and communities facing significant safe school crises and challenges.
  • Assesses school site safety for individual schools or school districts interested in developing or analyzing their school safety plans.
  • Provides expert witness and trial consultation.
  • Publishes an informative and user-friendly website.
  • Furnishes media commentary, information and resources.
  • Produces publications and videos highlighting school safety research, practice, strategies, trends, and resources.