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Nine Connecticut Schools Are Participating in the School-Based Diversion Initiative

Nine Connecticut schools in five districts are participating in the Connecticut School-Based Diversion Initiative (SBDI) during the 2018-19 school year, bringing the total number of schools served by SBDI to 47. SBDI is a school level intervention designed to prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice system by connecting students to community-based mental health services as an alternative to arrest. Participating schools were selected based on demonstrating a strong interest in reducing school arrests and addressing the behavioral health needs of their students. These schools serve a total of about 6,500 students.

  • Bristol Public Schools: Bristol Eastern High School & Bristol Prep Academy
  • East Windsor Public Schools: East Windsor Middle & East Windsor High School
  • Hartford Public Schools: Hartford Public High School
  • New Britain Public School: Pulaski Middle School & Slade Middle School
  • Torrington Public Schools: Torrington Middle & Torrington High School 

Click here to learn more about SBDI and how your school can participate in this free initiative.