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Public Integrity investigation revealed Virginia’s high rate of arrests
Legislators should rewrite state codes to reduce Virginia’s high rate of arresting young students, child legal-rights advocates argue in a new report. Staff at the Virginia Legal Aid Justice Center contend that the commonwealth’s existing statutes allow police to easily intervene in school discipline disputes and criminalize typical childhood misbehavior.
Video: U.S. Department of Education panel discussion about School Resources Officers and the role of the law in our schools. Lisa Thurau from SFY is a member of this panel.
During an August town hall meeting with local faith leaders, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer promised to start tracking school resource officer citations by race and ethnicity.
Boston school police have revived their push to carry pepper spray on the job, saying they must protect themselves and others from urban violence that spills onto school grounds.
It costs Hamilton County taxpayers about $221 per day just to detain a youth offender.
Brian Lumpkin is interviewed about officer training Strategies for Youth is doing in Elkhart County, IN.
As Officer Mike Daniliuk heads towards the basketball court at the Frisoli Youth Center, he greets several black teens with a friendly handclasp-turned-shoulder bump.
Only 12 states mandate that school resource officers receive student-specific preparation.
Lisa Thurau is interviewed on MSNBC about training standards for School Resource Officers after students at Spring Valley High hold a rally in support of the fired S.C. Deputy.
Lisa Thurau appears on Al Jazeera America to discuss discipline in schools following the Spring Valley High School arrest incident in South Carolina.
Improving Law Enforcement/Youth Interactions in Times of Crisis
How is the current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting youth and their families? Experts provide recommendations for positive law enforcement response.
The webinar took place on April 21, 2020. Click the button below to watch the video and see the supporting materials.