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As the debate on school safety agents continues, 50 people show their support at rally

04.26.2021 | SI Live | Dawn Yuster, the director of the School Justice Project for the Advocates for Children of New York, recently told the Advance/SILive.com that 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 issues 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/SILive.com. 

“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.” Read article