National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

New York, NY
2 years

The NAACP's Legal Defense Fund’s Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline initiative challenges racially discriminatory school disciplinary policies and practices.

The initiative supports work that seeks to reduce the inappropriate and harmful use of suspensions, expulsions and arrests in public schools in an effort to dismantle the school to prison pipeline. This grant supports LDF’s effort to seize the opportunity presented by the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to fundamentally reframe the discussion about school discipline and safety with the goal of reducing reliance upon zero-tolerance and other overly punitive and exclusionary discipline policies, and increasing support of practices designed to make schools safe. 

This grant is co-funded with U.S. Programs' Criminal Justice Fund for a total grant of $3000,000 over two years.