Counselors, not Cops.

On March 9, we filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Douglas County family whose 11-year-old son, A.V., was handcuffed, restrained in the back of a police car for hours, injured, traumatized and held on $25,000 bail after an unnecessary School Resource Officer (SRO) response.

What A.V. and his family experienced was not an isolated incident. Across the country and here in Colorado, SROs disproportionately target students with disabilities and students of color. This only reinforces the school to prison pipeline. Below are more first person investigative accounts from families who could have been spared trauma if their schools relied on counselors, not cops.

Take Action:

SB21-071 is a bill intended to limit the use of juvenile detention and eliminate cash bail for children. It would help protect vulnerable children like A.V. Notify your legislators to support this bill.

Toma Acción:

SB21-071 es un proyecto de ley destinado a limitar el uso de la detención de menores y eliminar la fianza en efectivo para los niños. Ayudaría a proteger a niños vulnerables como A.V. Notifica a tu legislador que apoye epata pasar esta factura.


Michelle Hanson and her son, A.V.

Shandie Harris and her son, J.J.

Heidi Laursen and her son, J.L.

More stories will be published here soon.


Have you or a loved one been confronted by SROs? Submit your story below.

Usted o un ser querido ha sido confrontado por ORE? Envíe su historia aquí.

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