AMOS Juvenile Justice Strategy Reduces Arrests and Expulsions

Juvenile Justice, Restorative Justice Circles, School Police, Liz Hall

AMOS Juvenile Justice Strategy Reduces Arrests and Expulsions

Monday, July 18, 2016
Des Moines Register

Thanks to persistent intervention by AMOS leaders, Polk County school officials and law enforcement appear to be keeping more children and older minors out of court.  Between 2011 and 2015, suspensions and expulsions dropped by nearly 64% and suspensions for school attendance issues dropped by 91%.  Arrests of minors by city police dropped by 32%, with a 21% reduction in the arrests of African American youth.