Develop, Implement, and Evaluate Alternatives to School-Based Law Enforcement

Communities should explore, implement, and evaluate discipline and safety alternatives to using sworn law enforcement officers in schools, absent a clear, compelling, and continuing reason to do so. Experimentation is encouraged with alternatives that do not contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline, such as restorative justice and social and behavioral approaches, including prevention of substance use and bullying. All such approaches should be evaluated for their impact on outcomes, including academic achievement, safety, and racially disparate outcomes.

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