The collection contains materials from the National School Safety Center (NSSC), an organization developed in partnership
with Pepperdine University and the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to provide resources to combat violence in schools.
Materials in the collection include brochures and advertisements for NSSC programs and films; reports and resource papers
addressing school safety issues; training materials; and publications produced by the center. Materials in the collection
range from 1983 to 1995.
The National School Safety Center (NSSC) was founded in 1984 by Presidential mandate from Ronald Reagan as a joint partnership
between the Departments of Justice and Education and Pepperdine University. The mission of the National School Safety Center
was to promote a continued exchange of information related to school crime and violence prevention through a wide array of
resources in order to assist school boards, educators, law enforcers and the public to maintain schools as safe, secure and
tranquil places of learning. This was achieved through, among other activities, putting on professional conferences, providing
training sessions and materials to educators, and publishing a wide array of printed materials and educational films. In 1999,
the NSSC became an independent non-profit organization, ending their affiliation with Pepperdine University but continuing
to provide the same services to the public.
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.