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Center for Children's Law and Policy

Apply Now for Racial and Ethnic Disparities Project Support

The Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) is now accepting applications from local jurisdictions interested in receiving intensive site-based technical assistance to implement strategic, data-driven efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities, or disproportionate minority contact, in their juvenile justice system.

Webinars

SDCPSquare

School Discipline Webinar for School Administrators, Educators, and Staff

This webinar reviews a groundbreaking report released by the CSG Justice Center in June 2014, which provides 60 bipartisan field-driven policy and practice recommendations to provide students with safe, productive learning environments; effectively respond to students’ behavioral health needs; limit [...]

Publications

Dignity in Schools

Accountability Guidelines on School Pushout and Charter Schools

The guidelines from the Dignity in Schools Campaign encourage all schools that receive public funding to implement best practices that will help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline through inclusive and positive school discipline practices.

National Institute of Corrections

Desktop Guide for Working with Youth in Confinement

Divided into two parts, this guide first explores the background principles, concepts, and knowledge at the core of juvenile justice and services for youth in confinement, and then highlights quality practice, including the skills needed to effectively serve youth in confinement.

American Bar Association

Foster Care and Education

This issue brief from the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education explains how federal guidance from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice on school discipline can be implemented to help improve outcomes for children in foster care.

Climate Change: Improving School Climate by Supporting Great Teaching

Climate Change: Improving School Climate by Supporting Great Teaching

Citing that teachers do not always have the preparation and support they need to develop engaging and effective learning environments, this report offers several federal-, state-, and local-level policy recommendations intended to facilitate a positive school climate.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Prisoners in 2013

This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents the final count collected by the National Prisoner Statistics Program of prisoners in state and federal correctional authorities on December 31, 2013.

Recent headlines

For More Teens, Arrests by Police Replace School Discipline

Prompted by changing police tactics and a zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests over the past 20 years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates.

The Economic Impact of School Discipline

A recent report from the National Woman’s Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund highlights findings that show African American pre-K–12 female students were suspended at six times the rate of white female students during the 2011–12 academic year, more than any other group of girls (and several groups of boys).