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A Citizen’s Guide to the Cleveland Police Consent Decree with a Special Focus on Implications for Children & Young People

Date posted: February 14th, 2017

The Schubert Center supports advancing positive interactions between youth and police and promotes developmentally informed policies and practices. This guide was created to help the Cleveland community – and specifically young people – better understand the consent decree involving the CLE police. The Citizen’s Guide can be downloaded here.

Lisa Damour Joins Schubert Center as Senior Advisor

Date posted: January 23rd, 2017

The Schubert Center is pleased to announce that Faculty Associate Lisa Damour, PhD, will be joining the center as a Senior Advisor effective immediately. Author of the New York Times bestseller, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, Damour directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, writes a column for the New York Times’ Well Family online report, serves as a regular contributor to CBS News, maintains a private psychotherapy practice and consults and speaks internationally. …Read more.

The Ohio Supreme Court Rules Mandatory Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Courts as Unconstitutional

Date posted: January 3rd, 2017

On January 11, 2016, the Schubert Center, with the assistance of faculty associate Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law at the CWRU School of Law, joined several other organizations with the Children’s Law Center in submitting an amicus or “friend of the court” brief to the Ohio Supreme Court in support of eliminating mandatory bindover of youth (State of Ohio v. Matthew Aalim). More information about the brief can be read here.

On December 22, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that “mandatory transfer of juveniles to the common pleas courts violates juveniles’ right to due process as guaranteed by the Ohio Constitution.” To read more about the ruling visit the Court News Ohio website.

New Ohio Law on Truancy and School Discipline

Date posted: December 10th, 2016

A new Ohio law on school truancy and discipline was signed by Governor Kasich on January 4, 2016 after being passed by the Ohio Senate on December 8, 2016.While the school discipline amendments that the Schubert Center supported were not included in the final version of the bill, the bill’s passage was still a victory for decriminalizing truancy and improving school discipline. The final bill calls for the State Board of Education to develop a model policy for violent, disruptive, or inappropriate behavior, including excessive absences, that stresses preventative strategies and alternatives to suspension or expulsion. This model policy should then be distributed to each school and school district. Read more about this bill here. 

Past Events

Preschool Expulsion Is Not a Child Behavior; It Is an Adult Decision

“In order to sell the solution, one must first sell the problem.” Dr. Walter Gilliam, PhD, Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University began his conversation series lecture on November 29 with this impactful statement, engaging a full room of community and university members. Read more about the event and download the handout here.

Learning About Children From Children

Children know the most about their daily lives than anyone else so it is time to start learning from children. On October 11, the Schubert Center hosted Asher Ben-Arieh, PhD and Sabine Andresen, PhD for “How Children View Their Worlds: Children’s Subjective Well-Being in 19 Countries.” Read more about the event here.

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