Students and Faculty Advocate for RJ in Schools

Students, teachers, and parents across the nation are demanding an end to punitive school-based polices which have led to shockingly high suspension rates among students–particularly among the Black and Latino student body. With the goal of eliminating the detrimental effects that suspensions have had on teacher-student relations, as well as on the educational outcomes for targeted students, Fresno Unified School District has voted to dedicate half a million dollars towards the implementation of restorative justice programs in their schools. Following this national trend, New York City students have begun to demand an end to punitive punishments and policing of youth in schools, advocating instead for restorative justice approaches to discipline.

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To learn more about the movement to implement restorative justice practices in New York City schools, click here

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