Safety Law News for November 13, 2017

  • In Florida, Miami-Dade schools are implementing a new campus safety program. “Enhancing School Safety Officer Effectiveness through Online Professional and Job Embedded Coaching,” is an anti-violence program, funded by a $1 million federal grant from the National Institute of Justice.  School resource officers will be trained on social-emotional learning, trauma-informed care, cultural competence and restorative problem solving.
  • In California, the West Contra Costa Unified School District is planning to modify its school safety program.  Officials will eliminate suspensions or expulsions solely on the basis of “disruption/willful defiance,” train educators in de-escalating conflict, reduce the number of school resource officers in schools, and revise the role of the remaining officers so that student discipline will be handled solely by school personnel, not law enforcement.