Platform Relaunch! Counselors not Cops is now Community Not Cops!
Why the name change for the platform?
Counselors Not Cops was always just a shorthand way of saying we need to be investing in supportive school staff for students rather than law enforcement. We know there are counselors, social workers and other school staff who criminalize students in various ways including the use of seclusion, restraint and institutionalization, so simply having these staff replace police is not enough if they adopt a dehumanizing approach. For this updated platform we wanted to expand our vision for schools to not just name particular roles in schools, but to understand we want a fundamental shift from harsh, unwelcoming environments to building real community amongst students, parents and school staff.
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