What We Do
Schools must be safe havens for teaching and learning, free from crime and violence. The presence of any incident of this nature affects not only the target, but also the aggressor, bystanders, any instruction or program taking place, the school itself; indeed, the whole community.
In cooperation and collaboration with the New York State Education Department/Office of Student Support Services, Measurement Incorporated operates the New York State Center for School Safety. The Center offers a statewide professional development and technical assistance center providing direct support to schools and districts in creating and maintaining safe and healthy learning environments for all New York State students.
Center staff are seasoned school safety professionals with expertise in comprehensive models of safe and supportive learning environments, crisis management, bullying prevention, and student learning.
The NYS Center for School Safety serves all local education agencies with a particular focus on schools designated as “persistently dangerous”. The NYS Center for School Safety provides professional development and technical assistance to school and district administrators, staff, students, parents, community members and Boards of Cooperative Education.
The Center for School Safety assists schools using a comprehensive systems approach--a model that takes into account the dynamic and interactive components of a school system--to promote safe and supportive learning environments. Center services include:
Review and alignment of school documents related to Project SAVE and DASA
SSEC (formerly VADIR/DASA) data collection and analyses
School site visits
Incident Reduction Plan implementation and impact
School Climate Assessment and Improvement support
Social Emotional Development and Learning
Professional Learning opportunities