Cops and No Counselors: How the Lack of School Mental Health Staff Is Harming Students

Published By
American Civil Liberties Union

This report provides the first state-level student-to-staff ratio comparison for school-based mental health personnel, along with school counselors. It also reviews data concerning law enforcement and arrests in with particular attention to disparities by race and disability status. A key finding of the report is that schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized.

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School-based Health Centers

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Youth Mental Health

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School Discipline

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Mental and Behavioral Health

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Schools and School Districts

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Children and Youth

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Mass Incarceration

Data & Metrics

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Published on 09/01/2022