Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, School and Health Professionals Join Other Experts and Stakeholders to Forge Consensus on School Disciplinary Policies

Melodee Hanes
Melodee Hanes, Acting Administrator, U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, addresses the School Discipline Consensus Project meeting held in Washington, D.C. on October 9, 2012.

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center has twice convened a group of more than 100 policymakers, national experts, educators, law enforcement and court officials, health professionals, students, parents and others committed to improving school disciplinary policies. The diverse, bipartisan national group is working on consensus-based recommendations for approaches to school discipline that keep kids in school and out of the juvenile justice system while providing a safe, positive learning environment.

To read the full press release about the kick-off meeting, click here.