Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York is calling for a FY24 Budget for Safe & Just Schools



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Support our member the Urban Youth Collaborative by following this link to Tell Your City Council Member: Fund Student Care, Not Criminalization!

Join the Emergency Coalition to Save Education Progams call to action: New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) has been using temporary federal COVID-19 relief funds, as well as one-year city funding, to pay for critical programs and address the needs of students and families. Mayor Adams’ proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2025 includes funding to continue many of these programs, but other critical programs, including restorative justice and the mental health continuum, are still at risk of deep cuts when their funding runs out in June. https://actionnetwork.org/letters/fy25-city-budget/


The New York City Council’s response to the Mayor’s preliminary budget is a clear condemnation of austerity and an important step toward ensuring the safety of all of New York City’s public school students. Read our reaction to

@NYCCouncil’s budget response.


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.



On Our Terms Report and Website (2022) – Findings from a participatory action research project on restorative justice in NYC schools!

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