Dr. Michael Gaskell, principal mentor through the NJEA Leaders to Leaders program, shares with eSchool News his insights regarding how to best use school resource officers (SROs) or school security officers (SSOs) as part of a disciplinary method to reduce bullying and divert offenders from suspension and direct involvement with law enforcement agencies.Source:
Amelia Harper, Education DIVE, December 12. 2018Description:
"What is emerging is a new approach to the use of school resource officers and how their role is defined. In an article in Juvenile Justice, John Rosiak of Prevention Partnerships suggests that SROs' roles may be defined differently by community, based on needs and wants, but their activities can often combine the roles of educator and informal counselor and mentor alongside that of a law enforcement officer."Read the full article here!