The Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety (VCSCS) located within the DCJS Division of Law Enforcement reflects Virginia’s commitment to providing safe and productive learning environments for all students and staff in our schools today. The VCSCS is a resource and training center for information and research about national and statewide school safety efforts and initiatives.
The VCSCS was created through Virginia Code § 9.1-184. and is mandated to provide training for Virginia public school personnel, serve as a resource and referral center for Virginia school divisions, collect and disseminate information on school safety initiatives and school safety data, among other things.
The path towards academic excellence should be free from the fear of crime and violence. Through the VCSCS, schools and communities have access to proactive trainings, topical resources, public-private partnerships, data collection and evaluation, and an annual school safety conference. Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety. We hope that this site serves you well in your school safety efforts. For additional information, please contact us.
The School Safety Audit for 2012-13 will include a Secondary School Climate Survey for students and teachers in grades 7 and 8. The survey is a new component of the annual school safety audit which school divisions are required to submit to the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety (VCSCS), according to 22.1-279.8.B of the Code. Please view the introductory video from the Secretary of Public Safety and Secretary of Education on the survey website at https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/vcscs/audit/student/
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Donna Michaelis, Manager, School and Campus Safety
Shellie MacKenzie, School and Campus Safety Training Coordinator
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219