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September 27, 2016 - Engaging Educators in School-Justice Partnerships

Please join the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the National Association of State Boards of Education and supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's School Justice Collaboration Program, will present "Engaging Educators in School-Justice Partnerships." Presenters will discuss the role that educators and school administrators play in reducing the pathways from school to the juvenile justice system and the importance of developing buy-in for school-justice partnerships among schools. They will share real-world examples of effective school-justice collaborative teams and explore strategies for increasing participation and building strong relationships with educators.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. Central / 10:00 a.m. Mountain / 9:00 a.m. Pacific Duration: 1 hour

September 29, 2016 - Using School Climate Data to Promote Safe, Supportive Learning Environments

Join NASBE September 29, 2016, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (EDT) as we learn how Maryland is using school climate data to support efforts to close the achievement gap and improve school quality and discipline practices. NASBE’s Kimberly Charis and Kristina Kyles-Smith, Maryland assistant superintendent for the Division of Student, Family, and School Support, will describe some of the challenges of this work, and they will offer insights on the elements of a strong state accountability system that will allow for meaningful differentiation in academic achievement and school success.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 2:00 p.m. Central / 1:00 p.m. Mountain / 12:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour

Latest News & Events

Sept. 21, 2016 - Free Safety App Available for Schools

The Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC), a component of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, has launched a free app to help school resource officers and administrators address school safety and incident prevention. The app, School Safe – JTIC’s Security and Safety Assessment App for Schools, allows users to identify and address trouble spots as they walk through the school and grounds. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices and is supported by the National Institute of Justice.

Resources:

Additional resources for school resource officers are available from the OJJDP-funded National Resource Center on School-Justice Partnerships.
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Sept. 20, 2016 - Congressman Tony Cardenas Invites You to A Briefing: How Congress Can Fix the Glitch That Kicks Kids Off Medicaid

Did you know that 18 states permanently cut off Medicaid coverage for children and teenagers that enter the justice system, even if only for a few days? This happens because of antiquated computer systems and is fixable. Denying kids access to health care has very real consequences. It puts pressure on families and makes it harder for these youth people to reintegrate into society. If they've already successfully gone through the whole Medicaid application process, they shouldn't be denied access to health just because of a computer glitch.

To hear from experts in the field about how Congress can fix this glitch, and to learn more about H.R. 5100, the At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act, please join us Thursday, September 22 at 10:00 am. Expert panelists include Judge Linda Teodosio from Summit County (OH); Matthew D. Chase, Executive Director of the National Association of Counties (NACo); and Jenny Collier, JD, Project Director at the Robert F. Kennedy Juvenile Justice Collaboration.

For questions or to RSVP, contact Anna Hevia in Congressman Cardenas office at anna.hevia@mail.house.gov. For more information, click here.
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Sept. 8, 2016 - Obama Administration Releases Resources for Schools, Colleges to Ensure Appropriate Use of School Resource Officers and Campus Police

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released today new tools to improve school climates, ensure safety, and support student achievement in our nation’s schools.

To the extent a local decision is made to use school resource officers (SROs) in community schools, these resources will help state and local education and law enforcement agencies responsibly incorporate SROs in the learning environment. Additionally, the Departments have highlighted tools available for law enforcement agencies that also apply to campus law enforcement agencies.

CLICK HERE to access the letters, ruberics, and highlights from the Administration's supportive school discipline efforts.

For more information about the Administration’s work on school climate and discipline go to www.ed.gov/rethinkdiscipline.
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Monthly Newsletter

The School-Justice Partnership Project newsletter contains up-to-date information relating to school discipline issues, law enforcement in schools, trauma, youth mental and behavioral health issues, and the intersection of schools and the juvenile justice system. Each issue will feature resources that are relevant to the myriad issues facing communities, and tips for enhancing collaboration within jurisdictions. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here

2016 Issues
September - Family Engagement
August - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students
July - Tribes and Native American Youth
June - Trauma-Informed Classrooms
May - Restorative Justice 
April - Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
March - Disproportionate Minority Contact
February - The Achievement Gap
January - School Engagement and Connectedness

2015 Issues

December - Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy
November - What are School-Based Arrests and Referrals? 

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