Child Studies’ Gabriella Celeste dicussed her efforts to reform policing youth

When police and youth encounter each other, bad things don’t have to happen

headshot of CWRU's Gabriella Celeste

Governing: Gabriella Celeste, policy director at the Schubert Center for Child Studies, discussed her effort to convince the state to adopt standards for policing youth—and the breakthrough: This May, the Ohio Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board voted to adopt a statewide minimum standard stating that “because youth are psychologically, emotionally and physically different from adults, they occupy a unique legal status that entitles them to special legal protections.”