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

Date: 
02/06/2013
Author: 
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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