Date posted: March 13th, 2018
On March 13, 2018, Gabriella Celeste offered written testimony to the Ohio Senate Finance Committee in support of SB246. Introduced by Senator Lehner, SB 246, also known as the SAFE Act, would limit how and when schools can issue a suspension for students in grades K-3, require principals to consult with mental health professionals prior to suspension or expulsion, and require schools to implement a positive behavior intervention and support framework. …Read more.
Date posted: March 9th, 2018
Policy Director Gabriella Celeste has been an active member of the Ohio Department of Education’s Student Supports and School Climate and Culture Workgroup. The workgroup provided strategies that have been incorporated into ODE’s strategic plan “Each Child = Our Future.” Read the draft strategic plan here. …Read more.
Date posted: March 20th, 2017
On March 20, 2018, Gabriella Celeste offered testimony to the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee concerning House Bill 394, which may serve as a companion bill to SB 64 (see earlier post). …Read more.
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.
Date posted: February 3rd, 2017
The Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC) released their 2016 annual report, detailing their work over the last year. Policy Director, Gabriella Celeste, co-chairs the MHRAC policy subcommittee. Throughout 2016, the policy subcommittee developed three draft policy recommendations: Crisis Intervention Team Program Policy, Crisis Intervention Team Response Policy and Crisis Intervention Team Definitions. …Read more.
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. …Read more.
Date posted: December 15th, 2016
Nationally, and here in Ohio, there has been increasing attention to addressing challenging student behaviors while reducing the “school-to-prison pipeline” and looking to the role of law enforcement in the school setting to better ensure school safety. …Read more.
Date posted: May 27th, 2016
Gabriella Celeste submitted written testimony to the House Education Committee on the discipline tactics regarding truancy and the negative impacts they can have on Ohio’s youth and the economy. House Bill 410 advances school-based prevention, intervention and support efforts and reduces the opportunity for court intervention by decriminalizing truancy and positively involving parents, allowing it to best serve the interests of Ohio’s students, their families, our schools and the larger public. …Read more.
Date posted: May 27th, 2016
Introduced in February 2015, the Ohio Fostering Connections Act that establishes a program to support youth in the foster care system through the age of 21 was passed (amended) by the Ohio General Assembly on May 26, 2016. …Read more.
Date posted: April 5th, 2016
Holding sexual offenders accountable for their crimes does not prevent sexual offenses from occurring. The Schubert Center for Child Studies is pleased to announce the release of “Getting Smarter on Sex Offenses & Youth: A Resource Guide for Ohio Policymakers. …Read more.
Date posted: March 17th, 2016
As the Cleveland Community Policy Commission reviewed their policies regarding use of force, Policy Director Gabriella Celeste provided recommendations on what CPC should consider during the process, specifically on how children and youth may be impacted by the policies. …Read more.