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Be Her Resource: A Toolkit about School Resource Officers and Girls of Color

General Material
Training Tools
Published Date
September, 2017

As the numbers of police in schools increases, so do the disproportionate rates of discipline against girls of color. In recognition of this reality, Black Women's Justice Institute and Georgetown Law's Center on Poverty and Inequality conducted focus groups and interviews primarily in the South with girls of color and police officers to gather first-hand information about their interactions.  

Based on that work, this toolkit provides guiding principles and policy recommendations that are designed to improve interactions between girls of color and SROs, with the ultimate goal of reducing girls of colors’ disproportionate rates of contact with the juvenile justice system.