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This article surveys a program to train New York State Police in restorative justice ideas and practices. Thirty five State Police were being assigned as School Resource Officers (SROs) in 63 school districts across New York State as part of the Governor’s Safe Schools Initiative. In view of this, Janelle Cleary, Project Director for the New York State Community Justice Training Initiative of the New York State Council on Children and Families, helped to develop the training program and provide actual training. She describes difficulties in introducing restorative justice into New York State, yet she also notes the positive response to the training among police and school personnel. The article also contains an overview of the training program itself.


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