DISCIPLINARY MISCONDUCT & CRIMINAL OFFENSES - REVIEW POLICING


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Petitioning: Hacienda La Puente School District

Petitioner: Terra818 started on December 31, 2011

DISCIPLINARY MISCONDUCT & CRIMINAL OFFENSES - REVIEW POLICING

Improper school-based arrests and referrals to law enforcement have a devastating impact
on children. Studies show that being arrested has detrimental psychological effects on the child;
nearly doubles the odds of dropping out of school, and, if coupled with a court appearance,
nearly quadruples the odds of dropout; lowers standardized test scores; reduces future
employment prospects; and increases the likelihood of future interaction with the criminal justice
system.
These arrests and referrals also have a negative impact on the larger community.
Classmates who witness a child being arrested for a minor infraction may develop negative
views or distrust of law enforcement. Juvenile court dockets and detention centers become
crowded with cases that could be handled more efficiently and more effectively by school.

Conduct a Comprehensive Review and Assessment with Student, Parent and Community Input of the Current Standards, Procedures, and Practices of School Police including Use of Force, Arrest, Role and Conduct.


ACLU - POLICING IN SCHOOLS

http://www.aclu.org/racial-justice/policing-schools-developing-governance-document-school-resource-officers-k-12-schools