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The System of Care in Clayton County, Georgia

This video by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation details the system of care in Clayton County, Georgia, designed to support young men of color from dropping out of school and becoming involved with the juvenile justice system.

Superintendents Surveyed about Suspensions

Superintendents say teachers are the group most likely to object to policies that would reduce student suspensions, according to a new national survey on school discipline released Monday by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and the nonprofit advocacy group the Children’s Defense Fund.

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Coverage of the School Discipline Consensus Report

The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) released the School Discipline Consensus Report on June 3. The report generated significant media attention, including articles and op-eds in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, among others.

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Youthful Offenders – DC Public Safety Television

This video, aired on DC Public Safety Television and produced by Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the Office of Cable Television, provides an overview of CSOSA’ efforts to implement best practices for [...]

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With Eye Toward Equity, Schools Rethink Discipline

In a month dominated by news reports of racial tension, a significant milepost in American race relations garnered less attention: For the first time in this country’s history, white students will this year no longer comprise a majority of the nation’s schoolchildren.

School Safety Cops Making Fewer Arrests

New York Post Aaron Short Fewer city students are getting booked. School safety officers arrested 393 city students in the 2013-14 school year — a 32.1 percent drop from the previous year, when they busted 579, The Post has learned. [...]

Philly Schools Participate in Restorative Practices

The Philadelphia Tribune By Wilford Shamlin II A funding crisis for the School District of Philadelphia has made the job of improving school climate more challenging, but not impossible for two organizations overseeing the effort. “Of course, [funding] cutbacks place [...]

Gov. Brown Signs Bills to Help Juvenile Offenders, Title IX Compliance

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed 33 bills into law, including measures providing the automatic sealing of juvenile offenders’ records if they comply with court directions and requiring schools to report, by gender, who is participating in their sports programs.