Utah Board of Juvenile Justice offers free “School-Based Law Enforcement Training” [UPH Wire]

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Office: (801) 538-1739
Utah Board of Juvenile Justice offers free “School-Based Law Enforcement
SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 28, 2016) – The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ)
will host a series of School-Based Law Enforcement Trainings (SBLET) to
increase student academic achievement, decrease the “school-to-prison
pipeline” and improve law enforcement community relations. The statewide
series will begin on Feb. 2 and 3 at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 91 East 2680
South, in St. George, Utah.
The effort focuses on keeping youth in school by defining the roles of
school administrators and resource officers. The four-hour training is an
opportunity to discuss and develop standard protocols to address student
behavior problems. It will discuss real-life scenarios and solutions that
provide a safe learning environment while addressing the needs of students.
This includes distinguishing between disciplinary misconduct to be handled
by school officials and delinquency offenses that need to be addressed by
law enforcement.
SBLET topics include: roles of the school resource officers and school
administrators, juvenile court process, adolescent development, mental
health problems, conflict resolution and deescalation techniques, cultural
competency and alternatives to the juvenile justice system.
The training is free to stakeholders and will be conducted at each judicial
district throughout the state during 2016. UBJJ asks participating
organizations to appoint at least one school administrator and one law
enforcement to stay for a Training of the Trainer session. Training of the
Trainers will receive a full curriculum, scenarios and technical support
recommended to conduct a district-wide training. Trainers are teams of
local school resources officers and school principals/assistant principals.
The School-Based Law Enforcement Training curriculum was created in
collaborative partnership with school officials, law enforcement school
resource officers, juvenile court probation officers and criminal/juvenile
justice researchers. The curriculum development incorporates evidence-based
practices and guiding principles from the Supportive School Discipline
Initiative, which is a collaboration between the Department of Justice and
the Department of Education to eliminate the “School to Prison Pipeline.”
Contact: Antonette Gray at 801-538-1732 or agray@utah.gov for registering
and training information.
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