Reports on Policing and Criminalization

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Here you will find reports with data on the impact of police in schools. Data includes student referrals to law enforcement and information on required training for School Resource Officers (SROs). 


Policing and Criminalization Reports


Protecting Childhood: A Blueprint for Developmentally Appropriate School Policing in Virginia (Document)

On January 2016 the JustChildren Program of the Legal Aid Justice Center of Virginia released the Protecting Childhood: A Blueprint for Developmentally Appropriate School Policing in Virginia report. 

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Schools Updated 2015 (Document)

On February 23, 2015 the ACLU of Pennsylvania released the updated version of their report, Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Schools, originally published in 2013.

Improving "Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth" in Pennsylvania (2010) (Document)

A report on Pennsylvania’s program of alternative education for disruptive youth (“AEDY”). Created about fifteen years ago, the program has grown dramatically, to the point that it now serves some 30,000 students in 614 locations – the equivalent of the third largest school district in the state.

Solutions for Los Angeles Schools Police Department: A Blueprint for School Police Reform (2010) (Document)

The Community Rights Campaign and DSC-LA recently re-released this report, Solutions for Los Angeles Schools Police Department: A Blueprint for School Police Reform.  You can read more about this on the blog.

Counterproductive and Wasteful: Los Angeles' Daytime Curfew Pushes Students Away from School (2012) (Document)

In February 2012 Public Counsel, the Community Rights Campaign and the ACLU of Southern California released the Counterproductive and Wasteful: Los Angeles' Daytime Curfew Pushes Students Away from School and Diverts Resources Away from Real Community Safety report. The report argues that the Los Angeles Municipal Code § 45.04 is a fundamentally misguided policy.