The Dignity in Schools Campaign has developed an updated set of Model Policies to Fight Criminalization that build on recommendations from our Model Code on Education & Dignity, last released in 2013. These resources provide recommendations for schools, districts, states and federal policy-makers to end the regular presence of law enforcement in schools and end the criminalization of students. The Model Policies are based on best practices, research and experiences of students, parents, intervention workers, peace-builders and educators from around the country, and on a human rights framework for schools. DSC will continue updating recommendations from our Model Code on Education & Dignity over the next few months and release a new version in 2019.
Updated Resources from the DSC Model Code on Education & Dignity
- Model Policies to Fight Criminalization (Compiled pdf)
- Why Counselors, Not Cops?
- Avoiding Criminalization in School - Law Enforcement
- Avoiding Criminalization in School - Law Enforcement (Spanish)
- Avoiding Criminalization in School - Physical Environment
- Protecting Immigrant Students from Criminalization
- Model Policy 1: Fighting
- Model Policy 2: Dress Code
- Model Policy 3: Bullying Behavior
- Model Policy 4: Drugs and Alcohol