Join JUFJ's Montgomery County team virtually as we watch the County Council hearing on a vital bill that would remove police officers from Montgomery County high schools.Find out more »
The Montgomery County Board of Education is hosting a public hearing about the removal of School Resource Officers (SROs) from Montgomery County Public Schools. Join the Montgomery County Defund Policing and Invest in Communities Coalition for a virtual watch party of the hearing!Find out more »
The Montgomery County Council is hosting a public hearing about a bill that would allow for the continuation of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program in Montgomery County Public Schools. Join the Montgomery County Defund Policing and Invest in Communities Coalition for a virtual watch party of the hearing!Find out more »
Sign up to join our next Racial Equity and Policing Team meeting.Find out more »
Join JUFJ's Montgomery County Team as we watch the second worksession for an upcoming piece of legislation that seeks to expand the police department's data collection practices. We'll meet at 9 AM to discuss background information on the legislation, and the worksession will begin at 9:30.Find out more »
The County Executive has released the draft budget proposal for this coming year (FY22), and it's the public's turn to comment on the budget! Join the MC Defund/Invest coalition as we gather for a virtual watch party of the first evening hearing about the FY22 budget.Find out more »
Join the MC Defund/Invest Coalition for a watch party of the County Executive's press conference about the executive's proposal for an alternative to police in schools, called 'The Reimagining School Safety and Students' Well-Being Initiative.'
Our watch party will begin at 12:00 for a brief relational activity and updates on the Police Free Schools campaign. The press conference will begin at 12:30, at which point we will share the press conference via screenshare, and attendees will participate via chat.Find out more »
Join the MC Defund Policing & Invest In Communities Coalition for a watch party of a presentation by the Board of Education's SRO Working Group. The working group will present its final report on the impact of School Resource Officers (SROs) on Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). JUFJ and our coalition partners are concerned that their report is very heavily biased in favor of maintaining the status quo, and fails to use reliable research in justifying its outcomes.
The watch party will begin at 3:30, and we'll start with a short relational activity and review background information on the bill. The working group's presentation will begin at 3:50, at which time we'll use screen share to display information.Find out more »
Last week, the County Council approved the preliminary budget for FY22, which passed with FULL funding for the Community Resource Officer (CRO) program, and ZERO funding for culturally competent social workers.
This budget, proposed by the County Executive and approved by the County Council, is a complete disappointment to the students, educators, and community members who have been calling for the full removal of police from MCPS for a year now.
Join JUFJers and other adult allies on the Police Free Schools Campaign to take action together during our Power Hour!Find out more »
Sign up to join our last Budget Campaign Team meeting for fiscal year 2022. No prior budget experience needed.Find out more »
Our partners at Sunrise Silver Spring are hosting a weekend of action on Police Free Schools, including a banner drop/rally at Veteran's Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring at 9 AM on Sunday, July 18.Find out more »