National Coalition Dignity in Schools Campaign Calls for Removal of Police from Schools - (Blog entry)
Resource Guide Cover - (Web Resource)
Counselors Not Cops: Ending the Regular Presence of Law Enforcement in Schools Resource Guide - (Document)

DSC has developed a set of policy recommendations for schools, districts, states and federal policy-makers, entitled

Counselors Not Cops: Ending the Regular Presence of Law Enforcement in Schools - (Document)

The Dignity in Schools Campaign has developed the Counselors Not Cops policy recommendations for ending the regular presence of law enforcement in schools for policy-makers at the school, district, state and federal level. 

Senate and House Congressional Briefings on Examining the Role of Police in Schools- Wednesday, Sept. 21 - (Blog entry)

Washington, DC- On September 21, the Dignity in School Campaign (DSC) and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. – in collaboration with Representative G.K. Butterfield and Senator Chris Murphy – will host two congressional briefings to examine the role of police in schools. The briefings will feature personal stories from students and parents about interactions with school police, research and data on the role of police in schools, examples of best practices for creating positive school climates, and presentations of policy recommendations.

Dignity in Schools Campaign to Release Policy Platform on Police in Schools- Sept. 21 - (Blog entry)

New York, NY- On Wednesday, the Dignity in School Campaign (DSC), a national coalition of over 100 organizations from 27 states representing students, parents, educators and advocates, will release a new platform on police in schools, including policy recommendations, a multi-media webpage and a resource guide for communities and policy-makers.

DSC will release the platform on Wednesday, September 21 and hold a press conference call from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST. The press call will feature member organizations of the coalition from across the country who are actively campaigning to limit the role of police in schools in California, Minnesota, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas. 

Federal Govt. Releases Guidance on Police in Schools, But Solutions Should Go Further to Call for More Counselors Not Police - (Blog entry)

Today, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education released the “Safe School-based Enforcement through Collaboration, Understanding, and Respect ‘SECURe’ State and Local Policy Rubric,” providing recommendations for the role of police in schools. 

The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) supports aspects of the recommendations, including language recommending that policies and practices should explicitly articulate that School Resource Officers (SROs) “should not administer discipline in schools.” However, the guidance should go further to promote substantive solutions and alternatives to police presence in schools, such as redirecting funding from school police towards more counselors, peace builders and positive discipline. 

Final 2016 DSC WoA Website Banner - (Document)
Final 2016 DSC WoA Facebook Banner - (Document)
Final 2016 DSC WoA Spanish Avatar - (Document)