Governor Ritter, Senator John Morse and Representative Amy Stephens are sponsoring a bill
that would create a Colorado School Safety Resource Center, to provide statewide expertise in helping to prevent school violence and responding to emergencies. A detailed description of the proposed center is available in a press release from the Governor’s Office. The full text of the bill (SB 08-01) is on the General Assembly website.
Other resources on school safety/school violence that may be of interest:
- Colorado School Violence and Student Discipline Manual, 2006 (also available in print to borrow from our library, LAW 1.8/V81/2006)
- Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, “Safe Communities – Safe Schools”, University of Colorado – Boulder
- School Violence Fact Sheet: School Violence and Social Conditions
- Bold Steps Toward Child and Adolescent Health: A Plan for Youth Violence Prevention in Colorado, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Other resources on safe schools and the prevention of school violence can be accessed through our library catalog, using the keywords “school violence”, and “safe schools.”