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Reading Corner: School Resource Officers

Blog-STPP-500x280-V01This is a collection of materials to help you understand the issue of the School-to-Prison Pipeline locally and nationally.


An absolute must read, white paper from the ACLU - Policing In Schools: DEVELOPING A GOVERNANCE DOCUMENT FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS IN K-12 SCHOOLS (PDF) >>

The Disproportionate Minority Contact Subcommittee (DMC), which is under the Commission of Criminal and Juvenile Justice and Utah Board of Juvenile Justice, has a project directly connected to STPP. 

Doctor Moises Prospero has been researching several local police departments and schools districts to see what the general practices are for using School Resource Officers (SROs). School resource officers are officers that are placed in schools, usually through a police department but sometimes directly hired by the school district. Here is a link to a short document that summarizes his findings and recommendations, along with other documents from the UBJJ meetingNote: Change “View by Year:” to 2014; .make sure "All meetings” Is selected in the dropdown box; click details next to the 10/16/14 date, and download DMC LE-SRO Assessment report. The SRO pilot training program has begun this month!


Issues Plaguing the American Juvenile Justice System - (attached below) describes the issues with and the results of having SROs in schools.


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More on the ACLU of Utah’s work on the School-to-Prison Pipeline >>


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