• The Task Force on Youth Violence and School Safety put together six major recommendations that schools, parents and communities can use to prevent youth violence and make schools safer:

    Recommendation One:

    • All parents must be involved in their Children's education.

    Recommendation Two:

    • Student involvement is essential to promoting schools safety.

    Recommendation Three:

    • Every school should be given the tools needed to develop and implement stronger school safety plans, including a set of accountability standards to measure the progress of their plan.

    Recommendation Four:

    • Support efforts to provide every student and every school staff member with a school environment free from violence and the threat of violence, conducive to learning, and characterized by caring, respect for all, and sensitivity to diversity.

    Recommendation Five:

    • Early identification of risk factors and behavioral problems must take place. Prevention and intervention strategies can be best implemented through early identification.

    Recommendation Six:

    • Everyone must take responsibility for the communities where our youth are raised.