For Immediate Release
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September 17, 1999
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Local Crime Officials Discuss Safe Schools

School safety in local schools will be discussed by local school system directors of security, police chiefs, and representatives from the Indiana State Police and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at Indiana University Northwest on September 24. 

The discussion will follow a 90-minute rebroadcast of the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency satellite videoconference, Promising Practices for Safe and Effective Schools, which aired earlier this month. The broadcast is designed to build and improve effective school and community collaboration. Professor Gary Martin of the IU Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), will moderate and facilitate the rebroadcast and discussion. 

Sponsored by the US Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services and other agencies and organizations, the broadcast will also provide participants with information about effective approaches to improving school discipline, safety, and related academic results.  IU Northwest SPEA and the Division of Education will serve as site facilitators for the program.

Open to the community, the rebroadcast and discussion will be in the campus Library Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  The program is free of charge, but advance reservations are required by calling IU Northwest SPEA at 219-980-6695.  Program materials for the broadcast are available at

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