MI School Safety Initiative

The Michigan School Safety Initiative is a resource for all schools in the State of Michigan. 

The Initiative is focused on working with schools to provide training and technical assistance to improve school safety and prevent school violence, including school shootings, through the implementation of evidence-based safety programs and strategies.

Key Activities

Conducting a comprehensive school safety needs assessment of Michigan schools

Providing training and technical assistance to implement evidence-based safety initiatives in schools

Evaluating school safety initiatives implemented in Michigan to understand their impact

Convening a Michigan-specific school safety advisory board of experts to advise the Initiative on planned activities

Hosting a statewide conference to provide training and education on best practices and evidence-based school safety initiatives 


Disseminating evidence-based tools and resources to schools, districts, and other school safety professionals across Michigan 

Upcoming Events

Visit us at the following events

2023 Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators Fall Conference

Dates: September 20-22, 2023

Location: Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Michigan

Conference website: https://fall.gomasa.org/

Michigan State Police Office of School Safety and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Joint Learning Event

Dates: September 20th, 2023 and October 11th, 2023

Location: Lansing Community College West Campus in Lansing, MI (September 20) and The Ellison Place in Gaylord, MI (October 11)

Tell us about your school safety needs and join our listserv to receive updates and resources from the Michigan School Safety Initiative:

Email schoolsafety@umich.edu to request technical assistance and learn more about our resources/offerings