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NASW-NC Makes Public Comment to NC Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice

Thursday, September 10, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Valerie Arendt
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NASW-NC made public comment on Thursday, September 3, 2020 to the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice.


NASW-NC asks the Task Force to make the following policy recommendations for North Carolina:

  1. Invest in nationally recommended number of health support staff such as school social workers, counselors, psychologists and nurses to better address the needs of students in public schools
  2. Make school-based mental health services available to all K-12 students in North Carolina
  3. Reduce the number of school resource officers (SROs) statewide.

These recommendations align with the Task Force’s charge of “addressing existing policies and procedures that disproportionately affect communities of color and developing solutions to ensure racial equity in North Carolina’s criminal justice system.”


Read full public comment letter here.

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