Restoring Justice to Our Schools Report (2016)

On January 18, 2016 Dignity in Schools Campaign member New Settlement Parent Action Committee of New York City released the Restoring Justice to Our Schools report. This report brings the voices of parents and students to the forefront of the debate around how to sustain change in school discipline. The New Settlement Parent Action Committee undertook a six-month Participatory Action Research project to develop a deeper understanding of how school climate and academic culture lead to student pushout, and to determine the resources schools need to support individual students and successfully build alternative models, transforming schools into respectful, supportive and safe spaces for staff, students and community members.