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School-to-Prison Pipeline

Across the country, school systems are shutting the doors of academic opportunity for students and funneling them, unnecessarily, into the juvenile and criminal justice system. The school to prison pipeline is a racial justice crisis: students pushed out of school are disproportionately students of color. Our Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track Project reduces the use of out-of-school suspensions and ends criminalization of students, while developing nurturing learning environments. We work at both the national level and on the ground with our community partners, including young people, to examine, expose and reform practices that lead to the criminalization of students. Our groundbreaking work in this area has led to significant change and supported the leadership development of students.
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Safety does not exist when Black & Brown young people are forced to interact with a system of policing that views them as a threat and not as students.

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Action Camp 2018: Policing Race

Historically, Advancement Project’s…

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Advancement Project Decries Call for More School Police in Response to Santa Fe High School Shooting

Research supports the use of mental health professionals like counselors, restorative justice programs, and other alternatives to police.

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Take Action: Support Alternatives to Police in Schools

Demand real school safety measures beyond police and guns.

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“School is supposed to be a safe environment, but how can we feel safe in a place that feels like prison?"

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Research and the experiences…

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