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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.
Alexandria Students and Civil Rights Groups Release New School Discipline Report, Call for Full Implementation of Restorative Justice Practice

Alexandria’s discipline policy unfortunately mirrors policies nationally that disproportionately push students of color out of school and into prison.

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Restorative Justice Now
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Video of School Police Officer Body Slamming Student Demonstrates Need to Remove Police From Schools

This video confirms what data has already shown: School police officers do little keep students safe.

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OCR Announces Investigation of Discrimination Against Black Students in Pinellas County

Every day that goes by is a day in which another Black student risks being criminalized and pushed out by Pinellas County Schools.

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Taking Restorative Practices School-Wide
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Power in Partnerships
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Restoring Justice in Buffalo's Public Schools
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Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline
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Restorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships & Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools
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The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Brochure
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The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Infographic
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Guns and Armed Guards Are Not the Solution to School Safety
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