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Senate Bill 0352


Senate Bill 0352

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 352 (Updated April 16, 2013 2:30 pm - DI 84)


School policies on gang activities. Allows the Indiana safe schools fund to be used to provide educational outreach and training to school personnel concerning the identification and prevention of, and intervention in, criminal gang activity. Requires the Indiana department of education (department) to develop model educational materials and a model policy concerning criminal gang activity. Requires the department, in collaboration with certain other agencies and organizations with expertise in criminal gang education, prevention, and intervention, to identify or develop model education materials and develop a model policy to address criminal gangs and criminal gang activity in schools. Requires the governing body of each school corporation to develop and maintain a criminal gang policy. Requires each school corporation to develop: (1) an educational criminal gang awareness program for students, school employees, and parents; and (2) a school employee development program to provide training to school employees in the implementation of the school corporation's criminal gang policy. Requires, beginning in 2017 and each year thereafter, each school corporation to submit a report to the department outlining the activities undertaken by the school corporation to address criminal gang activity. Requires, beginning in 2017 and each year thereafter, the department to submit a report to the governor and the general assembly regarding criminal gang activities in schools. Requires a school employee to report any incidence of suspected criminal gang activity, criminal gang intimidation, or criminal gang recruitment to the principal and the school safety specialist. Requires the state police department to conduct an assessment to map gang activity and identify existing services and programs and to report the results to the department by July 1, 2014. Makes a technical correction.
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