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Associated Press: "Connecticut Focuses on Reducing School Arrests"

CHDI's Jeana Bracey was quoted in the January 24th Associated Press article, "Connecticut Focuses on Reducing School Arrests." Reporter Dave Collins highlights SBDI as a factor contributing to the decline in school based arrests in Connecticut.

“There’s clearly a direct connection between keeping kids in school and seeing them succeed,” said Jeana Bracey of the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, the project coordinator for the School-Based Diversion Initiative. Bracey said schools participating in the initiative usually see a 45 percent reduction in student referrals to Juvenile Court in the first year.

The article appeared on news websites across the country, including: