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

Campaign Planning

Turning Off the School to Prison Pipeline

Turning Off the School to Prison Pipeline

Author: H. Wilson The four-page document frames the crisis of Zero Tolerance practices and lays out pathways to change through four steps communities can use to foster positive academic outcomes ... MORE

Model Code Comparison Tool

Model Code Comparison Tool

The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) Model Code Comparison Tool presents communities with recommended language for alternatives to school pushout and zero-tolerance discipline practices.  It highlights questions you can answer ... MORE

Using Legal Advocacy to Achieve Social Change

Using Legal Advocacy to Achieve Social Change

This Atlas Learning Project two-pager offers targeted strategies and critical tools to help inform funders, advocates and evaluators use legal advocacy as a method of effectively fighting against systemic abuses. ... MORE

Stepping into the Fight: A Guide for Nonprofits to Understand and Engage in Legal Advocacy

Stepping into the Fight: A Guide for Nonprofits to Understand and Engage in Legal Advocacy

In this guide, TCC Group describes how legal advocacy can be a synergistic partner to traditional advocacy strategies, including legislative advocacy, grassroots mobilizing, public awareness and education, and media campaigns. ... MORE

Evaluating Legal Advocacy: A How-To Guide for Evaluators, Funders, and Advocates

Evaluating Legal Advocacy: A How-To Guide for Evaluators, Funders, and Advocates

This TCC Group e-guide introduces funders, advocates, and evaluators to four approaches and methods that can be used to evaluate legal advocacy work as well as a comprehensive list of ... MORE

Youth Justice Coalition: Organizing Strategies: FROM ISOLATION TO ACTION

Youth Justice Coalition: Organizing Strategies: FROM ISOLATION TO ACTION

Most people–including young people–struggle in silence. They deal with everything experienced in life and everything seen in the world MOSTLY in isolation. Change begins when people find their voice. Having ... MORE

Youth Justice Coalition: Self Defense (Legal Rights)

Youth Justice Coalition: Self Defense (Legal Rights)

In this 6 step plan, the Youth Justice Coalition outlines steps you should take if you get stopped by police.  The resource includes what to say and specific things you ... MORE

Model Code on Education & Dignity

Model Code on Education & Dignity

The Model Code presents policy-makers with recommended language for alternatives to school pushout and zero-tolerance discipline practices. It highlights questions you might have on your own local codes of conduct and offers suggested guidance from a DSC perspective. ... MORE

Campaign Action Plan

Campaign Action Plan

The Youth Justice Coalition has developed a Campaign Action Planning tool to help develop organizing campaigns. The campaign action plan tool includes questions regarding identifying an issue to organize around, identifying campaign goals, allies, tactics, and resources. ... MORE