Working Together to Improve School Safety An Evaluation of the Park West Problem-Solving Collaborative Initiative


In light of growing concerns about school safety at the local and national level and particularly at Manhattan's troubled Park West High School, The Citizens Committee for New York City, the New York City Police Department Division of School Safety, and the city's Board of Education created the Park West Problem Solving Collaborative Initiative. The project brought together students, teachers, parents, and school safety agents to design and implement their own school safety projects. This report examines the implementation and success of the projects and offers suggestions for the implementation of similar programs in the future.