Several bills introduced to the Virginia general assembly seek to correct overly harsh punishment and police intervention in student discipline. A 2015 analysis of Department of Education data by the Center showed that Virginia schools in a single year referred students to law enforcement personnel at a rate nearly three times the national rate. Virginia’s […]
Category: Juvenile Justice
Our coverage investigates current juvenile justice policies — many of them controversial — and closely examines the burgeoning debate over proposed new approaches to handling young people at risk.