For several years, the P.A.C.E Coalition (Progressive Assistance for Change and Empowerment Coalition made up of Clayton County System of Care and its partners in the Clayton County Public Schools, local law enforcement, and the Clayton County Juvenile Court) has provided consultation and technical assistance to more than 50 requesting jurisdictions interested in replicating our nationally recognized and lauded School- Justice Partnership. The technical assistance is made possible through the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation through its Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), the Clayton County Juvenile Justice Fund, the Clayton County Board of Education and the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.
We have worked with small, rural jurisdictions and very large stakeholder groups, including Los Angeles County and New York City. We have even provided consultation to the nation of Tajikistan in the development of its juvenile justice system and worked with officials from the state of Victoria, Australia. Most of the jurisdictions with whom we have worked have successfully implemented their own school - justice partnerships and have enjoyed results similar to those we have experienced in reducing school- based arrests, all while enhancing the safety and climate in their schools. As each jurisdiction is different, we approach each technical assistance project using a results - based accountability framework, recognizing the results will be unique to that jurisdiction’s circumstances, needs, and objectives.
For more information on technical assistance and to schedule a visit, email Colin Slay, CCJC director of programs and resource development, at Colin.Slay@co.clayton.ga.us.