Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York is calling for a FY24 Budget for Safe & Just Schools


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Support our member the Urban Youth Collaborative by following this link to Tell Your City Council Member: Fund Student Care, Not Criminalization!


April 2023 – DSC-NY responds to City Council’s Preliminary Budget Response:


March 2023 – DSC-NY joined 60+ organizations in calling on Mayor Adams to protect four critical education initiatives—the Mental Health Continuum, immigrant family communications, shelter-based community coordinators and Promise NYC.



The Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York (DSC-NY) is a local chapter of the national Dignity in Schools Campaign coalition. DSC-NY is made up of 23 New York City organizations led by students, parents, educators, and advocates working to end school pushout, stop the overuse of suspensions, and end school-based arrests and summonses. We call on the New York City Mayor and Department of Education to implement positive approaches to school discipline, like restorative justice practices and mental health supports.



On Our Terms Report and Website (2022) – Findings from a participatory action research project on restorative justice in NYC schools!

Case Study Series: Building Safe, Supportive and Restorative School Communities in New York City