Covington – A report released today by the Children’s Law Center (CLC), Inc., regarding the use of restraint and seclusion in Kentucky’s schools was presented to the Kentucky Juvenile Justice Oversight Council (JJOC) in Frankfort.
Schools should be a safe, secure place for all children. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) data shows that Kentucky school children were restrained 5,985 times during the 2014-15 school year. Using restraint and seclusion on children in Kentucky schools is often unnecessary, and can be harmful, the report noted, recommending that the use of such techniques should be more limited and better documented. That includes more accountability for school resource officers as well.
Read the full Press Release here.