Indiana School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Gang-related Activity

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Indiana School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Gang-related Activity

Category: Discipline Addressing Specific Code of Conduct Violations
Subcategory: Gang-related Activity
State: Indiana

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LAWS

IC 5-2-10.1-11. School safety specialist training and certification program.

(c) The department of education shall do the following:

(1) Assemble an advisory group of school safety specialists from around the state to make recommendations concerning the curriculum and standards for school safety specialist training.

(2) Develop an appropriate curriculum and the standards for the school safety specialist training and certification program. The department of education may consult with national school safety experts in developing the curriculum and standards. The curriculum developed under this subdivision must include training in:

(A) identifying, preventing, and intervening in bullying;

(B) identifying, preventing, and intervening in criminal organization activity; and

(C) identifying, preventing, and intervening in actions by a person who is present on school property with the intent to harm another person.

(3) Administer the school safety specialist training program and notify the institute of candidates for certification who have successfully completed the training program.

IC 5-2-10.1-2. Purpose and composition of fund; grant priorities and amounts.

(a) The Indiana safe schools fund is established to do the following:

(6) Provide educational outreach to school personnel and training to school safety specialists and school resource officers concerning:

(A) the identification of;

(B) the prevention of; and

(C) intervention in;

criminal organization activities.

IC 20-26-18-1. Application.

This chapter applies to every school corporation and to a school city to which IC 20-25 applies.

IC 20-26-18-2. Establishment of written policy.

(a) Not later than June 1, 2016, the governing body of each school corporation shall establish a written policy to address criminal organizations and criminal organization activity in schools. The governing body of a school corporation shall develop the policy in consultation with:

(1) parents;

(2) school employees;

(3) local law enforcement officials;

(4) the county prosecuting attorney;

(5) the county public defender;

(6) organizations that have expertise in criminal organization education, prevention, or intervention;

(7) a juvenile court judge;

(8) a school behavioral health or community mental health professional; and

(9) any other person or entity the governing body of the school corporation determines to be appropriate.

(b) The policy must meet all the requirements for the department's model criminal organization policy set forth in IC 20-19-3-12(d).

(c) Not later than September 1, 2016, each school corporation shall submit a copy of its criminal organization policy to the department.

IC 20-26-18-3. Publication of policy.

A school corporation shall put a copy of the school corporation's criminal organization policy established under section 2 [IC 20-26-18-2] of this chapter:

(1) on its Internet web site;

(2) in school student handbooks; and

(3) in any location the school corporation determines to be appropriate.

IC 20-26-18-4. Establishment of education programs.

A school corporation shall establish the following educational programs in its efforts to address criminal organization activity:

(1) An evidence based educational criminal organization awareness program for students, school employees, and parents.

(2) A school employee development program to provide training to school employees in the implementation of the criminal organization policy established under section 2 [IC 20-26-18-2] of this chapter.

IC 20-26-18-5. Establishment of criminal organization intervention program.

To foster the continuing coordination of criminal organization prevention, intervention, and suppression efforts, the governing body of a school corporation may establish a program to provide criminal organization intervention services to students. If a school corporation chooses to develop a program under this section, the governing body shall establish an advisory committee that includes the following members:

(1) Parents.

(2) School employees.

(3) Local law enforcement officials.

(4) The county prosecuting attorney.

(5) The county public defender.

(6) A juvenile court judge.

(7) A school behavioral health or community mental health professional.

(8) Representatives of organizations that have expertise in criminal organization education, prevention, or intervention.

(9) Any other person or entity the governing body determines is appropriate.

IC 20-26-18-6. Reporting requirements.

(a) Not later than June 1, 2017, and before June 2 of each year thereafter, each school corporation shall submit to the department a written report, on forms developed by the department, outlining the activities undertaken as part of the school corporation's compliance with this chapter. The report must include school based data to monitor for disproportionality, with each school reporting the number of investigations disposed of internally and the number of cases referred to local law enforcement, disaggregated by race, ethnicity, age, and gender.

(b) Not later than November 1, 2017, and before November 2 of each year thereafter, the department shall submit a comprehensive report concerning criminal organization activity in schools to the governor and the general assembly. A report submitted to the general assembly under this subsection must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6. The report must include the following:

(1) A summary of the activities reported to the department under subsection (a).

(2) Any recommendations or conclusions made by the department to assist in the prevention of, education about, and intervention in criminal organization activity in schools.

REGULATIONS

No relevant regulations found.

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