The authors wish to thank the heads of the sponsoring agencies, Mark Schneider of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and Lawrence Greenfeld of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), for supporting this report. From BJS, we wish to thank Patsy Klaus and Erika Harrell of the Victimization Statistics Branch for their work in verifying data from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
From NCES, we wish to thank Kathryn Chandler, Val Plisko, Marilyn Seastrom, John Sietsema, and Bruce Taylor, who served as reviewers. They all provided input that substantially improved the publication. We particularly appreciated their willingness to review the report under very strict time constraints. Outside of NCES and BJS, Nancy Brener and Mark Anderson of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention generously provided data and performed a review of data documentation. We also value the review of this report and the continued support provided by Bill Modzeleski of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. Lisa Bridges of the Institute of Education Sciences provided helpful input on the final draft. Lynn Bauer assumed management of the final review process and production of this report.
Without the assistance of the following staff, this report could not have been produced: Andrea Livingston, Barbara Kridl, Natesh Daniel, Annabelle Yang, and Patti Gildersleeve from MPR Associates, and Michael Hurwitz, Ruth Atchison, Aparna Sundaram, Jed Tank, and Todd Thomas from the Education Statistics Services Institute. They provided invaluable technical, editorial, graphic, and production assistance.