School-to-Prison Pipeline

Read: Former Houston High School Principal Makes Her Case for SROs on Campus

Former Houston High School Principal Makes Her Case for SROs on Campus

The author describes how her school’s use of SROs changed the culture of her campus. The approach was so successful that it was featured in the national and international media.

Read: Denver, Seattle Schools Terminate Police Contracts

Denver, Seattle Schools Terminate Police Contracts

The push for removing police from schools and diverting funds toward social supports for students has gained traction following the killing of George Floyd.

Read: Study: Stricter School Discipline Policies Have Long-term Negative Effects on Students

Study: Stricter School Discipline Policies Have Long-term Negative Effects on Students

High suspension rates of middle school students resulted in a significantly greater chance of them dropping out, being arrested and incarcerated.

Read: Calif. Law Bans Suspensions for Falling Asleep, Talking Back to Teachers

Calif. Law Bans Suspensions for Falling Asleep, Talking Back to Teachers

Supporters of the law believe ending “willful defiance” suspensions will help disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.

Read: ACLU Nebraska: SRO Programs Fuel School-to-Prison Pipeline

ACLU Nebraska: SRO Programs Fuel School-to-Prison Pipeline

A study from ACLU Nebraska found its schools’ SRO programs vary greatly and most don’t properly track students’ arrests or law enforcement referrals.

Read: Police, Mental Health and Social Services Must Work Together

Police, Mental Health and Social Services Must Work Together

A needless tug of war could be developing with school police on one side and mental health professionals, social services advocates and civil rights activists on the other.

NASRO Supports Dept. of Ed and DOJ School Policing Recommendations

Association officials say that NASRO has long advocated for all of these recommendations.

Dept. of Ed, DOJ Release Campus Policing Recommendations

Obama administration releases resources for schools and colleges to ensure the approriate use of SROs and campus police.

Read: ACLU Challenges S.C. ‘Disturbing Schools’ Law

ACLU Challenges S.C. ‘Disturbing Schools’ Law

The group says the law is imprecise and disproportionately targets black students.

Read: Study Finds Schools with More Black Students Have More Security

Study Finds Schools with More Black Students Have More Security

The study also found racial disparities in suspension and arrest rates among schools with higher security measures.

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