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15 U.C. Davis J. Juv. L. & Pol'y 1 (2011)
Restoring Justice: Community Organizing to Transform School Discipline Policies

handle is hein.journals/ucdajujlp15 and id is 3 raw text is: Restoring Justice: Community Organizing
to Transform School Discipline Policies
THAUA GONZALEZ*
Table of Contents
I. Introduction..     .................................. 2
II. Impact of Punitive Discipline Policies in Schools..........6
A. Increased Student Drop Out................... 6
B. Pushing Youth Into the School-to-Prison Pipeline......9
C. Failure to Keep Schools Safe........     ........ 14
III. Community Organizing For Education Reform............ 15
IV. Padres y J6venes Unidos Ending The School To Jail
Track Campaign ............................. 23
V. Denver Public Schools' Restorative Justice Program and
Revised District Discipline Policy ..........   ........ 27
A. Background      ......................   ......27
B. Impact of The Denver Public Schools Restorative
Justice Program    .................................. 28
1. 2006-2007 Restorative Justice Program ............. 28
2. 2007-2008 Restorative Justice Program ............. 28
3. 2008-2009 Restorative Justice Program .............30
C. Denver Public Schools Discipline Policy Presents a
Model for Protecting Students From the Harsh Impacts of
Punitive Discipline......................... 31
VI. Conclusion .......................... 35
* Thalia Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental
College in Los Angeles, California.

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