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Homeland Security & Public Safety Division


February 28, 2018

NGA Considerations of Public and School Safety

On Feb. 26, 2018, as part of the NGA Winter Meeting, governors met with the President and discussed many possible approaches to improving school safety. Each governor is developing strategies to best address the safety of children in their state's schools. This memo captures some of the discussions held at the meeting, as well as ongoing state efforts to promote school safety.

State Approaches to Implementing Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration for Youth Involved in the Justice System

A new issue brief from the National Governors Association identifies recent state efforts to adopt alternatives to incarceration and discusses effective approaches that governors can take to implement reform strategies.


The NGA Center for Best Practices Homeland Security & Public Safety Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff about emerging policy trends across a range of homeland security and public safety issues. Current issues include cybersecurity, prescription drug abuse, public safety broadband, sentencing and corrections reform, homeland security grant reform, justice information-sharing, and public health preparedness.