Strengthening Schools by Building Community Partnerships with Law Enforcement, Behavioral Health Services, and Family Supports

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“Young adults often experience better long-term outcomes from diversion than from arrest and juvenile detention.”

Families are important partners in ensuring that schools are safe, productive learning environments for children. This article from describes a School-Based Diversion Initiative in Connecticut, including a Free Toolkit available for schools aimed at reducing juvenile justice involvement among youth with emotional or behavioral health challenges. The diversion program involves schools partnering with families, law enforcement, and other community partners.

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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.

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