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U.S. experts share their experience on School Resource Officers' program

Armenia | Armenia Community Action and Linkages for Legal Socialization | 1 Feb 2016



From January 26-30, 2016 within the AM CALLS program two US experts, Brian Williams, Assistant Principal of Burlington high school, former Principal of Burlington Sustainable Academy and Jason Lawson, SRO Program Supervisor in Burlington Police Department were invited to Armenia to share their effective experience on School Resource Officer (SRO) program.

On January 29, 19 SROs serving in Yerevan high schools and 19 school administrators, participated in a one day training facilitated by Mr. Williams and Mr. Lawson who shared their experience of effective cooperation between the school administrators and the SROs, focusing on the problems they face and the ways of addressing these problems. The trainers made a presentation on the Police system of Burlington, SRO responsibilities, and shared the key tips on building atmosphere of trust between the school staff, students, their parents and the SRO. They also presented best practices for capacity building of SROs.

The Armenian participants also shared their own practice on developing cooperation between the school administration, parents, students and SROs. The U.S. and Armenian colleagues discussed many common challenges and came up with thoughts and ideas on their best solutions.

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