Senate and House Congressional Briefings on Examining the Role of Police in Schools- Wednesday, Sept. 21

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Washington, DC- On September 21, the Dignity in School Campaign (DSC) and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. – in collaboration with Representative G.K. Butterfield and Senator Chris Murphy – will host two congressional briefings to examine the role of police in schools. The briefings will feature personal stories from students and parents about interactions with school police, research and data on the role of police in schools, examples of best practices for creating positive school climates, and presentations of policy recommendations.

The Senate briefing, sponsored by Senator Chris Murphy (CT), will take place from 12:00-1:00p.m. The briefing will feature presentations by youth, parent and advocacy leaders of the Dignity in Schools Campaign from North Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas. They will be joined by Tanya Clay House from the U.S. Department of Education and researcher Dr. Carla Shedd from Columbia University. The House Briefing, sponsored by Representative G.K. Butterfield (NC), will take place from 3:30-4:30p.m., featuring youth and parent leaders from California and Minnesota, as well as Dr. Carla Shedd from Columbia University. 

The Dignity in Schools Campaign is a coalition of over 100 organizations from 27 states. At the briefings, members of the coalition will share a new policy platform on police in schools being released by the Dignity in Schools Campaign on September 21st.


Senate Briefing: Wed, Sept 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST
Room: SVC 215 (Capitol Visitors Center)
Presenters will include:


House Briefing: Wed, Sept 21 – 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Room: 2103 Rayburn Building, Washington, DC
Presenters will include:

RSVP at or with Nancy Treviño at (786) 201-8958. 




The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation’s schools and works to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. As a national coalition, the DSC builds power amongst parents, youth, organizers, advocates and educators to transform their own communities, support alternatives to a culture of zero-tolerance, punishment, criminalization and the dismantling of public schools, and fight racism and all forms of oppression. We bring together our members through direct action organizing, public policy advocacy and leadership development to fight for the human right of every young person to a quality education and to be treated with dignity.