Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Certifies APS

Student Discipline
Posted on 03/15/2019
Image of Summit County Juvenile Court LogoThe Summit County Juvenile Court has won approval for a capstone proposal presented to the Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) and has earned membership into its Fellows Network. A contingent -- Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio, Lisa DiSabato-Moore and Lisa Karas from the Court; Superintendent David James, Daniel Rambler and Andrew Ziccardi from APS; and Doug Sandor from the Akron Police Department -- outlined "The School-Justice Partnerships and Diversion Pathways" program that seeks to reduce referrals to the Juvenile Court from in-school referrals and arrests by School Resource Officers stationed in the APS system. The project seeks to develop an alternative response using a tiered approach to divert youth from juvenile justice formal processing by offering support and intervention, primarily through the Family Resource Center
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