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Children in Crisis: Police Response to Students in Emotional Distress

Children in Crisis: Police Response to Students in Emotional Distress

This brief, released by Advocates for Children of New York, analyzes data reported by the NYPD showing that Black students are significantly over-represented in NYPD “child…

The Right to Remain A Student

The Right to Remain A Student

A disturbing trend has emerged in California—police officers are stationed in schools and are replacing educators as disciplinarians for minor offenses and student behavior issues.…

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Public Schools

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Public Schools

ACLU of Pennsylvania Report offers history of zero tolerance policies, analysis of PA school discipline data and data re: police in schools, and recommendations for…

An Interactive Popular Education Webpage on Counselors Not Cops

An Interactive Popular Education Webpage on Counselors Not Cops

This site accompanies DSC's Counselors Not Cops platform. The presence of police in schools has escalated dramatically in the last several decades, and the figures…

DSC Comment Letter on Dept. of Justice Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group July 2016

Here you will find a comment letter submitted by the Dignity in Schools Campaign to the U.S. Department of Justice's Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group’s…

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Schools Updated 2015

On February 23, 2015 the ACLU of Pennsylvania released the updated version of their report, Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Schools,…

Statement by Youth of Color on School Safety and Gun Violence
Project Nia: Policing Chicago Public Schools: A Gateway to the School-to-Pipeline

Project Nia: Policing Chicago Public Schools: A Gateway to the School-to-Pipeline

This report details the Summer 2011 proposal for Chicago Public Schools to purchase $7M in surveillance cameras for 14 CPS high schools.  It is reported…

Discipline Disparities: A Research-to-Practice Collaborative