Toolkit on Organizing to Combat the School-to-Prison Pipeline

On November 2014 DSC member Padres y Jovenes Unidos (PJU) and Advancement Project released the Lessons in Racial Justice and Movement Building: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipelinereport. The report describes how PJU came to work on school discipline issues and presents their analysis of the school-to-prison pipeline. The report describes PJU’s five organizing and advocacy campaigns, and Advancement Project’s role in supporting them, highlighting elements that could be relevant for others engaged in similar efforts.

You will also find a brief data snapshot of the progress that PJU and Advancement Project have made together and some of their overarching reflections on the last 13 years of work, offered with the hope that together communities can more effectively challenge the system of laws and public policies that impede the advancement of low-income communities and communities of color across the country.

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