Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York

TAKE ACTION: We Need #PoliceFreeSchools!

June 18 – NYC Needs Police Free Schools, Not Policing by Another Name!

DSC-NY responds to Panel on Education Policy resolution calling for transfer of School Safety Agents from NYPD to the Department of Education and calls instead for the removal of all police and school safety officers from our schools. Read our statement here.


June 15 – Black and Latinx Youth and Parents Don’t Want Reshuffling. We want #PoliceFreeSchools, Period.

Read the joint statement from Girls for Gender Equity, Urban Youth Collaborative, Alliance for Quality Education, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice and Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York.

Share this graphic from our member Girls for Gender Equity:


May 2020 – #641isUnjust

Check out our campaign to stop $641 million in budget cuts to NYC public schools and demand divestment from the NYPD to fund the supports our students need.


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.



March 2019 Statement: 40 New York City Social Justice Organizations Oppose over $100 million City Budget Increase to the NYPD School Safety Division and School Construction Authority

DSC-NY 2019 Budget Demands for New York City Schools

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