Since first committing to revise its policy in April, and after months of meetings with members of DSC-Los Angeles who worked for years to decriminalize student truancy, the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) announced that it would actively work to reduce the frequency with which school police officers give out $250 "truancy tickets" to students who are late to school. LASPD has also effectively put an end to “curfew sweeps” in which students are ticketed right outside, or even in some cases inside, school grounds.
Saturday, April 30th
9:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Jane Addams Hull House Museum
800 S. Halsted
Focus: Race, Racism, and the Juvenile Justice System
Each year, the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) suspends and expels significant numbers of students—disproportionately students of color and students with disabilities. Many of these students enter the juvenile and criminal justice systems, where they face serious and negative life-long consequences.
Advocates for Children's Services (ACS)