school resource officers

Public safety advocates push against school resource officer money, ask for more discretion

BY: - March 31, 2023

Legal experts and juvenile justice advocates want to see more discretion given to school districts when it comes to public safety dollars, rather than a giant check going directly to law enforcement. In a joint call, the Juvenile Justice Coalition, the Ohio Poverty Law Center, the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio and others called on the legislature […]

House bill would make voters choose safety measures in schools

BY: - May 19, 2022

A bill that may be up for a vote soon in the Ohio House would put the decision of whether or not to have a school resource officer up to the voters in each school district. House Bill 501 seeks to change Ohio law that the sponsors of the bill say doesn’t define “school safety […]