TAKE ACTION TO END THE CRIMINALIZATION OF CONCERNING BEHAVIOR IN SCHOOLS AND TO HELP KIDS GET THE HELP THEY REALLY NEED
Your voice can spur the beginning of the end of the school-to-prison pipeline.
California: Eliminate Unnecessary Police Interaction in Schools (AB 1323)
The Eliminate Unnecessary Police Interaction in Schools Act would protect students from unnecessary contact with the legal system and decrease school related law enforcement referrals and arrests. Educator discretion in determining when to notify law enforcement about a student’s school related behavior would increase. In addition, school staff would no longer be prosecuted when choosing to not notify law enforcement of various student behaviors. Therefore, schools will be empowered to adopt non-punitive models to effectively support students with more compassion. Students would also no longer experience criminal penalties for the “willful disturbance” of public schools and public school meetings. Passing this legislation is an important step in empowering educators and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline in California. Send the email below to let your state legislators know where you stand on this issue! Personalizing the message increases its impact.