The presence of law enforcement officers has steadily increased on K-12 campuses over the last several decades, which has led to higher rates of citations and arrests of students of color in a number of school districts for behaviors previously addressed in school without police. For community organizers and advocates, these arrests and citations are evidence of a shift toward an over-reliance on police to handle school discipline matters.
Research & Resources
ACLU: Bullies in Blue (April 2017)
American Institutes for Research and Public Counsel: California School Safety Toolkit (January 2017)
Huffington Post: Bullied By The Badge (August 2016)
PJU: Denver Community Accountability Report Card (2016)
The Advancement Project: Restorative Justice Now: A Community Review of Alexandria City Public Schools’ Implementation of Restorative Justice (2016)
Students, Police, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline (March 2015)
The Advancement Project: How We Are Dismantling the School-To-Prison-Pipeline in Denver (September 15, 2014)
Labor/Community Strategy Center: Black, Brown, and Over-Policed in L.A. Schools: Structural Proposals to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline in the Los Angeles Unified School District and to Build a National Movement to Stop the Mass Incarceration of Black and Latino Communities (2013)
Education and Treatment of Children: Translating Research into Effective Practice: The Effects of a Universal Staff and Student Intervention on Indicators of Discipline and School Safety (2001)
The California School Safety Toolkit
This webinar introduces participants to the research evidence behind effective school safety approaches, reviews information on how the School Safety Toolkit was pilot-tested in California, and walks through the implementation process of the Toolkit itself.