Safety Law News for March 24, 2017

  • In Minnesota, Ramsey County officials continue to wrestle with its efforts to implement a restorative justice policy in the schools.  A task force convened to study school safety and issued a report with two conflicting trends. Students of color continue to be disciplined in disproportionate numbers.  Student-on-staff violence has doubled in just one year – between 2014 and 2015.
  • In Alabama, the School Security and Student Safety Task Force released its final report and findings, which included a number of recommendations.  One recommendation was to amend Section 12-15-217, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide for the sharing of information between juvenile probation officers and school districts relating to delinquent students that may pose a threat to safety.