mass incarceration

The Dignity in Schools Campaign has developed the Counselors Not Cops policy recommendations for ending the regular presence of law enforcement in schools for policy-makers at the school, district, state and federal level. 

20 Sep

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.

19 Sep

Dignity in Schools Campaign to Release Policy Platform on Police in Schools- Sept. 21

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New York, NY- On Wednesday, the Dignity in School Campaign (DSC), a national coalition of over 100 organizations from 27 states representing students, parents, educators and advocates, will release a new platform on police in schools, including policy recommendations, a multi-media webpage and a resource guide for communities and policy-makers.

DSC will release the platform on Wednesday, September 21 and hold a press conference call from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST. The press call will feature member organizations of the coalition from across the country who are actively campaigning to limit the role of police in schools in California, Minnesota, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas. 

16 Jan

Youth Member Blog on #BlackLivesMatter

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"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" - Martin Luther King Jr.  The lack of indictments of the police officers that murdered 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City ignited a racial justice movement that was already building momentum.