School District gets a safe schools advocate from district attorney’s office

    After a two-plus year vacancy, the School District of Philadelphia’s safe schools advocate position has been filled.

    The state-funded position goes to Kelly Hodge of the Philadelphia district attorney’s juvenile unit, the Inquirer reports. Hodge will have a two-person staff to help school violence victims and oversee district crime reports.

    The office was set up in 2000, but closed in 2009 for budgetary reasons.

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