Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York

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.

TAKE ACTION: Tell NYC To Invest in Support, Not Criminalization!

Mayor de Blasio’s proposed FY2020 budget will increase the NYPD’s School Safety Division budget to $314 Million – the largest it’s ever been. Join Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY as we call on the city to invest in guidance counselors, social workers and restorative justice instead! We’re asking community members to sign on to our statement and to join us at our press conference on Wednesday, March 20th!

Read our statement here signed by 40 organizations!

What: DSC-NY Invest/Divest Press Conference
When: Wednesday, March 20th at 9am
Where: Steps of City Hall
Contact: Kate McDonough, [email protected], 917-994-0683

RESOURCES

DSC-NY Budget Demands for New York City Schools

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