Zero-tolerance, aggressive policing, and other extreme school discipline policies push youth out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This school-to-prison pipeline denies young people their human right to education — particularly low-income youth, students of color, LGBTQ youth, English language learners, homeless youth, youth in foster care, and students with disabilities.
JFSF two-year grants will support youth and parent leadership to break the school-to-prison pipeline. From elementary and high school pilot programs, to state- and district-wide policies, JFSF grantees are working to put into place effective school discipline approaches that keep children engaged and learning in school.Click here to learn more.
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