Advocates Prefer Ending School Officer Program

State data gathered by Connecticut Voices for Children and UConn’s Gun Violence Prevention Research Interest Project strongly suggests that “the negative impacts of police presence in schools – the disproportionate increase in arrests and discipline of children of color – outweigh any benefit,” said Marisa Halm, director of the TeamChild Youth Justice Project for CCA. “What is more, there is a dearth of research establishing that SROs actually make our schools safer.”

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