Hartford, Conn., says it will reduce numbers of student arrests

Nov. 5, 2012
Analysis says many students are arrested for school-related incidents that did not warrant the involvement of the criminal justice system

From The Hartford Courant: Hartford, Conn., Police Chief James Rovella and Superintendent Christina Kishimoto have signed an agreement that promises to reduce the number of city students who are arrested at school and cast into the court system for minor offenses. The action comes after an analysis found that about 40 percent of juvenile arrests referred to court in Connecticut were rooted in school incidents, including many cases where punishment might have otherwise been counseling or a meeting with the principal.

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