About half of states admit to holding mentally ill patients in emergency rooms until beds become available in mental health facilities — a practice Washington state ruled unconstitutional.
As school districts around the country have revised their discipline codes, many are zeroing in on limiting or eliminating the ability to suspend students for broad offenses like “willful defiance” and “disruption.”
The heroin epidemic’s strangle hold on the state has prompted marches, increased the number of treatment facilities and drained funding for emergency responders dolling out narcan to bring back those who overdose from the drug.
Last week, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan joined national, state and local officials in sharing program details during a press conference in Londonderry, New Hampshire to announce the statewide school safety initiative, as reported in the New Hampshire Union Leader, the state’s leading print newspaper.
With prescription drug and heroin overdoses at epidemic levels, physicians need to be better educated about the problem at a time when drug treatment centers are at capacity, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton’s committee on the public health crisis announced Monday.
Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead Democrat on the House Subcommittee responsible for Department of Justice (DOJ) funding, has announced that the agency has awarded $1,834,486 in Byrne JAG funding to support anti-crime initiatives in the City of Philadelphia. Philadelphia was also awarded $746,298 in Second Chance Act funding from the Justice Department.
High school officials in Merced County are taking a new approach at improving discipline policies on campuses, and that approach is showing a significant improvement in student participation and wellness, according to a new report.
The de Blasio administration plans to release a new school discipline code this fall, part of a larger initiative to examine school safety, discipline, suspensions and arrests.
Assembly Bill 420—signed by California Governor Jerry Brown—eliminates willful defiance or disruption of school activities as a reason to expel students.
The bill specifically eliminates schools’ authority to suspend pupils from kindergarten through third grade and the authority to expel a student from kindergarten through twelfth grade.