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Your PTACC Ticker
for the Week of October 17:

1) Is This Deflection for Youth?
From the Juvenile Justice Youth Exchange

How SRO Programs Can Actually Divert Youth from Pipeline.

"Like it or not, cops in schools are here to stay. The question is: How do we do it right? An important principle for doing it right is driven by this key question: How can we help make sure that law enforcement actually works to keep youth in school and out of justice involvement?
One of the ways that school resource officer (SRO) programs should be measured is by looking at how well these school-law enforcement-community partnerships work to divert youth from involvement with the juvenile justice system. Here are five important questions to ask that will drive diversion."

Read the full article by clicking here.



2) New York Times Magazine: "Trapped by the Walmart of Heroin"
A Philadelphia neighborhood is the largest open-air narcotics market for heroin on the East Coast. Addicts come from all over, and many never leave.
"The first time Mark shot up “Philly dope” was in the summer of 2017, with his girlfriend, Sarah. They had been on their way from Massachusetts to South Carolina, hoping to get clean there and find someplace cheap to live. The plan was to detox slowly on the way. In New Jersey, they needed to buy more drugs, just enough to make it to Myrtle Beach. Mark got out his phone and Googled “really bad drug areas.” A neighborhood in Philadelphia came up: Kensington."

Click here to read the full October 2018 article.


3) Creating YOUR Own Legislation for Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Webinar on October 31 at 2 PM (ET)

**This webinar will feature PTACC National Founding Partner TASC and is being hosted by PTACC National Founding Partner PJI. Huge thanks to both for their part in this webinar!**

Making Good Sausage: Getting the Ingredients Right for Deflection & Pre-Arrest Diversion Legislation Webinar
In July 2018, Illinois became the first state in the nation to pass and sign into law the first-ever comprehensive 5-pathway deflection legislation. This webinar will present the ins and outs of the sausage making that lead to this happening and present a path for communities across the United States to do the same in support of the newly emerging field of deflection and pre-arrest diversion.
Panelists: 
  • Jac Charlier, Executive Director, TASC’s Center for Health and Justice 
  • Laura Brookes, Policy Director, TASC 
  • Chief Eric Guenther, Mundelein Police Department (IL)
When:  Oct 31, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (ET)                        

For more information and to register click here

 

Join us!
Our 2019 Conference will be held March 3-6, 2019 
in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

 
Want to get involved in the newly emerging national
deflection and pre-arrest diversion field?
Then join a PTACC Strategy Area today! Click Here


 
Questions? Contact info@ptaccollaborative.org

Check It Out! The PTACC National Pre-Arrest Diversion Resource Website

PTACC is the NATIONAL voice of voice of the pre-arrest diversion field and provides vision, leadership, advocacy, and education to facilitate the practice of deflection and pre-arrest diversion across the United States.
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