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Fact Sheet: SD 62 and HD 666 - An Act Decriminalizing Non-Violent and Verbal Student Misconduct

Center for Public Representation, Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Prisoners’ Legal Services

These bills will revise the current law to limit its use for non-violent misconduct in schools, allowing the extreme steps of arrest and prosecution only when other more appropriate school-based approaches have been tried and failed.  Attached is a fact sheet about the bills, along with a copy of HD 666.

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