Week 1 – February 4th, 2021 Theme: The Role of School Resource Officers

Over the last few decades, school resource officers (SROs) have become more common in schools. The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) has this great resource which explains the role of SROs: https://www.parentcenterhub.org/brief-school-resource-officers/

Week 2 – February 11th, 2021 Theme: Understanding the School to Prison Pipeline

Have you heard of the school-to-prison pipeline? Watch this 2-minute video to understand more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qe5_1WayiI

Week 3 – February 18th, 2021 Theme: Youth Guidance for Transitioning from Juvenile Justice Facilities

It can be hard to know what a successful transition from juvenile justice facility to home and community might look like. This resource from the US Department of Education suggests structure and resources for the transition: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/correctional-education/fact-sheet.pdf

Week 4 – February 25th, 2021 Theme: A Restorative Approach to Discipline

Restorative justice is an approach in which conflict is resolved through communication and respect. When implemented effectively in schools, restorative justice practices can reduce arrests, suspensions, and expulsions. This video highlights one school’s approach to restorative justice and how it has reduced conflict and improved outcomes for students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r1yvyP141U