Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Oct 23, 2013

Effective Interactions with Youth for School Personnel & Police

Improving School Climate through Collaboration with Police

DESCRIPTION:  The newest initiative of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee is a training opportunity for school staff called Effective School Staff Interactions with Students and Police. The purpose of this training program is to train school personnel to use disciplinary data and protocols with police to ensure a consistent response to student misbehavior, particularly with minority students, without changing school policies. Only four sessions have been scheduled for the fall. As an alternative, school districts may request a training to be held on-site exclusively for district personnel. All trainings are free of charge.

Did you know that a recent national study using 2009/2010 data found that Connecticut:

  • Had the highest rate in the nation for out-of-school suspensions of Latinos?
  • Had the 3rd highest gap between the rates of suspensions for Blacks and Whites?
  • Was one of two states that has already responded to the research on suspensions? 
Find out what the most recent Connecticut disciplinary data show about your district and what the data mean.  Learn what school personnel at all levels can do to improve school climate and reduce suspensions and arrests of students.  Become aware of the roles of juvenile justice agencies and how to build partnerships with police.
Effective School Staff Interactions with Students and Police is a new, innovative training curriculum for middle/high school administrators, teachers & staff. Those attending will better understand:
  • Youth behavior
  • Strategies for interacting with students
  • The role of law enforcement in schools

DATES:  Six sessions conveniently offered in fall 2013

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013
  • Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2013
  • Friday, November 15, 2013
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013
TIME:  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (One hour lunch break (participants on their own for lunch)

LOCATION:  Courtyard by Marriott, 4 Sebethe Drive, Cromwell.


DIRECTIONS:  Take exit 21 off I-91 (south of Route 9).  Turn right at end of exit ramp.  Turn right at the first street.  Hotel will be immediately on the right.  Free parking at the hotel.


REGISTER:  To register e-mail first and last names, title, school district, e-mail address and training date to

Please go to Schools & Police Working Together<> for more information about the school training and registration.

Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 4 Sebethe Drive, Cromwell.

8 AM - 3 PM

Contact: Valerie Lamonte
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