CPS has engaged community organizations to help design a process to develop a menu of trauma-informed approaches to safety for school communities to consider as alternatives to the School Resource Officer program. Through an unprecedented partnership, the five selected community based organizations will lead community engagement and develop safety solutions to share with the district as potential options for schools to adopt.
Once completed, these alternative safety options will be presented to the school safety committees and Local School Councils of all 55 schools that currently have the SRO program. During the budget planning season, these school communities will each prepare a safety plan. CPS has committed to developing equitable funding opportunities to implement safety plans at any of these schools as they review and consider the Whole School Safety Recommendations.
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Selected and Lead Community Based Organizations Include:
Community Engagement Dates, Times and Registration Information:
Below are the community engagement events. Please register in advance to participate in the session(s).
|Community Based Organization||Date||Registration|
|Ark of St. Sabina||Wednesday, February 3rd, 5:00pm-6:30pm||Register|
|Mikva Challenge||Monday, February 8th, 4:30pm-6:00pm||Register|
|Ark of St. Sabina||Wednesday, February 10th, 5:00pm-6:30pm||Register|
|Mikva Challenge||Thursday, February 11th, 4:30pm-6:00pm||Register|
|BUILD||Tuesday, February 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm||Register|
||Thursday, February 18th, 5:30pm-7:30pm||Register*|
|COFI Power PAC
||Tuesday, February 23rd, 4:00pm-6:30pm||Register**|
|BUILD||Tuesday, February 23rd, 6:00pm-8:00pm||Register|
|Wednesday, February 24th, 4:30pm-6:30pm||Register**|
|COFI Power PAC
||Thursday, February 25th, 4:00pm-6:30pm||Register**|
|VOYCE||Thursday, February 25th, 5:30pm-7:30pm||Register|