Resources on Your State

The DSC is gathering Know Your Rights booklets for youth, Advocacy Guides for parents and other materials from states around the country.

California

California - Student Handbook on Suspension and Expulsion in Northern California Schools (Document)

Visit the ACLU of Northern California website to access their handbook and learn about their Youth Projects.

Case Study: Los Angeles’ “BEST” After School Program Decreases the Likelihood of Dropout (Document)

“Keeping Kids in School: An LA’s BEST Example, A Study Examining the Long-Term Impact of LA’s BEST on Students’ Dropout Rates,” National Center for Research on Evaluat

Closing the School Discipline Gap in California: Signs of Progress (Document)

On November 2015 the Center for Civil Rights Remedies of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA released the Closing the School Discipline Gap in California: Signs of Progress report.

Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE) (Document)

CADRE is a community-based, membership parent organization in South Los Angeles.

Community Intervention- Peacebuilder Information (Document)

The Youth Justice Coalition of Los Angeles has developed a description for community intervention workers and peacebuilders who they believe should play a role in communities most impacted by violence.

Comparison of Community Intervention Worker vs. Law Enforcement Officer (Document)

The Youth Justice Coalition developed a resource that provides a comparison between community intervention workers and law enforcement officers. The comparison includes each individual's perception of Los Angeles, their job duties and the cost to taxpayers. 

Continuation Schools Lead to Student Disengagement in California (Document)

Last Chance High: How Girls and Boys Drop In and Out of Alternative Schools, Yale University Press (1993).

Counterproductive and Wasteful: Los Angeles' Daytime Curfew Pushes Students Away from School (2012) (Document)

In February 2012 Public Counsel, the Community Rights Campaign and the ACLU of Southern California released the Counterproductive and Wasteful: Los Angeles' Daytime Curfew Pushes Students Away from School and Diverts Resources Away from Real Community Safety report. The report argues that the Los Angeles Municipal Code § 45.04 is a fundamentally misguided policy.

Degrading Treatment and Abusive Discipline in New York and Los Angeles Schools (Document)

“Deprived of Dignity: Degrading Treatment and Abusive Discipline in New York City And Los Angeles Public Schools,” National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) (March 2007).