Implementing a School Safety Project An Evaluation of the I.S. 275 Brownsville Youth for Peace School Safety Project


In 1999, students, teachers, and staff at Intermediate School 275 in Brooklyn, New York, created the Brownsville Youth for Peace safety project with a $120,000 federal grant. In this publication, Vera researchers report on how the school implemented the project and the challenges it faced, which are common among schools that have implemented safety projects. The report discusses lessons that other schools should consider when they are planning safety programs, such as the necessity of developing strategies to recruit and retain project participants and the importance of linking safety problems to tested solutions.


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021