Publications

 

We believe that policymakers, program administrators, and front-line professionals need ready access to usable information on best practices and practical tools that advance the adoption of evidence-based policies and programs and strengthen front-line practice.   Since PolicyWorks, Ltd. was founded in 1995, policymakers and administrators in public and private agencies and organizations have relied on us to develop publications for professionals and public audiences in a broad range of areas.  

 

Virginia Juvenile Law Handbook for School Administrators (2010) – Originally developed for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services in 1997 and subsequently updated three times, the 2010 update was developed for online access on a site hosted by the Office of the Attorney General in collaboration with the Virginia Center for School Safety. View online version at www.virginiarules.org

 

Community Guide to Underage Drinking Prevention and Parent Guide to Preventing Underage Drinking.  (2008) Richmond, VA: Governor’s Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.

 

Student Conduct Policy Guidelines (2009) – Originally developed for the Virginia Board of Education in 2004 and updated annually.

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Parent Guide to Student Discipline Policies in Virginia.  (2007) Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Education.

 

Resource Guide for Crisis Management and Emergency Response in Virginia Schools.  (2007) Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Education. 

 

Creating Community Service Opportunities for Suspended and Expelled Youth: A Final Report on Virginia’s Experience.  (2005) Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Education.

 

Transforming Concept into Reality: A Guide for Creating Community Service Opportunities for Suspended and Expelled Students in New Jersey.  (2005) Piscataway, NJ: Center for Healthy Schools, Families, and Communities, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

 

Creating Community Service Opportunities for Suspended and Expelled Youth: The Virginia Experience. (2005) Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Education.

 

Improving School Attendance: A Resource Guide for Virginia Schools.  (2005) Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Education.

 

Planning for Results: The Complete Guide for Planning and Evaluating Safe and Drug-Free School and Communities Act Programs.  (2003) Richmond, VA: Greystone Publishers.

 

KIDsafe Virginia Personal Safety Lessons for Children and KIDsafe Virginia Crime Prevention Lessons for Teens.  (2002).   Publications broadly disseminated as part of the Governor's Office statewide KIDsafe VA campaign.  Lessons designed to be taught by law enforcement officers.

 

KIDsafe Virginia Parent Guide to Personal Safety for Children and KIDsafe Virginia Parent Guide to Crime Prevention for Teens.  (2002).  Publications broadly disseminated as part of the Governor's Office statewide KIDsafe VA campaign.  Lessons designed to be taught by law enforcement officers.

 

Fostering School-Law Enforcement Partnerships. (2002) Portland, OR: National Resource Center for Safe Schools.

 

Resource Guide for Crisis Management in Schools.  (2002) Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Education.

 

Virginia Resources: A Directory of Youth Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Resources for Schools and Communities.  (2002) Richmond, VA:  Virginia Department of Education.

 

Virginia State Incentive Grant Evaluation Guide.  (2001) Richmond, VA: Governor's Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.

 

"School Resource Officers: Making Schools Safer and More Effective."  The Police Chief. Alexandria, VA:  International Association of Chief of Police, 2001.

 

The Virginia School Search Resource Guide.  (2000) Richmond, VA:  Virginia Department of Education.

 

The Successful School Resource Officer Program:  Effective School and Law Enforcement Partnerships.  (2000) Richmond, VA:  Greystone Publishers.

 

Youth Violence Prevention in Virginia:  A Needs Assessment.  (1999) Charlottesville, VA:  University of Virginia, Virginia Youth Violence Project.

 

Model School Crisis Management Plan. (1999) Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Education.

 

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Program Planning and Evaluation Handbook.  (1999) Harrisonburg, VA:  James Madison University, Virginia Effective Practices Project.

 

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Local Advisory Council Primer.  (1998) Harrisonburg, VA:  James Madison University, Virginia Effective Practices Project.

 

School Resource Officer Handbook.  (1997) Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

 

Governor’s Plan for a Safe and Drug-Free Virginia: Background Report  and Plan (1996) – Background report contains findings from a comprehensive statewide needs assessment supporting the multi-strategy plan..  

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

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