The CSI is one of the country’s most respected Safe School organizations. The developer of the nationally known RAIN Model for classroom conflict, CSI offers over twenty school safety curriculums, has produced several national initiatives, and trained thousands of educators over the years. CSI publications include: Creating A Safer School (2001); Countering Terrorism: Protecting Our Schools and Communities (2002); School Safety 101 (2010, 2011, and 2012) contributing to a Community Oriented Guide to School Safety published by the Department of Justice (2003), the School Crisis Response series and Pandemic Planning for Schools specifically for Education Department ERCM grantees (2005). CSI is the developer of the Schools and Universities Safety Resource Center for the Bureau of Justice Assistance-funded White House School Safety Initiative (2006), founded www.UniversityCrimeWatch.org, and developed a Protecting Colleges and Universities training course.

For over two decades school districts across the nation have utilized the Community Safety Institute's School Safety Services.  Over the years CSI staff has excelled at conducting school safety assessments and vulnerability studies and in developing national instructional programs which have provided training to hundreds of schools and thousands of educators.  

As one of the leading school safety organizations in the country, CSI utilizes academically proven industry practices in its training, technical assistance, management assessment, and evaluation initiatives. For over a decade CSI has worked with Safe and Drug Free Schools coordinators and Readiness and Emergency Management Services leaders in providing school safety training and technical assistance to hundreds of districts and thousands of individuals. CSI has assisted school districts in developing comprehensive school crisis plans as part of the Emergency Response and Crisis Management grant program, and coordinated safe school efforts for Safe Schools and Healthy Student grantees. 

Emergency Preparedness Portal

The Community Safety Institute has partnered with Virtual Emergency Services (VES) to bring the Department of Homeland Security, Safety Act Certified, RESPONSEnet Tactical Mapping System for Schools and Universities.  Over the past several years hundreds of school districts and thousands of schools throughout the United States received federal funding to tactically map their campuses and administrative facilities, thereby increasing the safety of students and staff members during crisis situations such as weather emergencies, disasters and school shootings. These tactical mapping programs have also aided district personnel in conducting school safety assessments, facilitating crisis response planning.

School Safety Assessments

The CSI School Safety and Security Assessment is the most comprehensive of all of the school analysis instruments (vulnerability study, risk assessment and hazard analysis).  This CSI proprietary document is over 100 pages in length and assists school safety planners with a wide range of data collection prior to a tactical school mapping or Crisis Plan review and updating.  This assessment will address such items as: physical plant, security systems and lighting, communications, ingress and egress issues, emergency equipment, and access to the facilities.  

This assessment examines specific items and issues in the schools and can assist the planners specifically with important plan elements such as evacuation routes, shelter-in-place locations, and identifying non-traditional areas to temporarily lock down students and staff as evacuations are being planned or implemented.

Other Offerings

CSI is one of the country’s most respected Safe School organizations.  The developer of the nationally known RAIN Model for classroom conflict, CSI offers over twenty school safety curriculum's, has produced several national initiatives, and trained thousands of educators over the years.  CSI publications include: Creating A Safer School (2001); Countering Terrorism: Protecting Our Schools and Communities (2002); School Safety 101 (2010, 2011, and 2012); contributing to a Community Oriented Guide to School Safety published by the Department of Justice (2003), the School Crisis Response series, and Pandemic Planning for Schools specifically for Education Department ERCM grantees (2005).  CSI is the developer of the Schools and Universities Safety Resource Center for the Bureau of Justice Assistance-funded White House School Safety Initiative (2006);  founded UniversityCrimeWatch.org, and developed a Protecting Colleges and Universities training series.

School Safety Programs

The CSI School Safety and Security Assessment is the most comprehensive of all of the school analysis instruments (vulnerability study, risk assessment and hazard analysis). This CSI proprietary document is over 100 pages in length and assists school safety planners with a wide range of data collection prior to a tactical school mapping or Crisis Plan review and updating. This assessment will address such items as: physical plant, security systems and lighting, communications, ingress and egress issues, emergency equipment, and access to the facilities. This examines specific items and issues in the schools and can assist the planners with important plan elements such as evacuation routes, shelter-in-place locations, and identifying non-traditional areas to temporarily lock down students and staff as evacuations are being planned or implemented.

School Safety 101

School Safety 101 Third Edition addresses all of the essential elements of school safety and security. Beginning with how to create a culture of safety throughout the school district where bullying is not tolerated, positive attachments to the school are created and inclusive opportunities for everyone to become involved in school safety are presented. Proactive safety programs are presented in School Safety 101 outlining initiatives for school personnel, services for students who are at-risk for violence and the establishment of comprehensive threat assessment and response protocols.

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