Co-Sponsoring the Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act (S. 4360/H.R. 7848)
Led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, this letter urges members of Congress to co-sponsor the Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act. Given existing evidence that school-based law enforcement does not improve school safety and has negative impacts on student outcomes—including by promoting the school-to-prison pipeline—this legislation would prohibit the use of federal funds to support school-based police and would set aside funding for evidence-based and trauma-informed services instead.
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