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  • Reimagining the role of school safety’: Advocates detail their vision for policy-free schools

    Apr 16, 2021

    04.14.2021 | SI Live | Dawn Yuster, the director of th School Justice Project for the Advocates of Children of New York, said the organization’s belief is that the current proposals being made in the City Council are inadequate and that a substantial shift in personnel and resources are essential steps to correct issue in school policing that disproportionately affect children of color. 

     “We agree with young people that moving school safety agents from the NYPD to the Department of Education, and then giving them a couple of trainings is just not sufficient,” said Yuster in an interview with the Advance/ 

     “If you’re really talking about reimagining the role of school safety, you’re not automatically just moving over one type of role and saying everyone should be doing that role continued,” said Yuster. “You’re really rethinking it.” 

    Part of that process would involve having more active conversations with those involved in the job currently, but also with advocates that have been pushing for changes for years, Yuster explained. Read article