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NYC Council Allocates $2.4 for Restorative Justice in Schools

NYC Council Allocates $2.4 million for Restorative Justice ##### We commend City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Education Chair Daniel Dromm, Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and the City Council for their commitment to justice in school discipline. By allocating $2.4 million for Restorative Justice the City Council is leading the way in ending discriminatory school discipline

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UYC Responds to Commissioner Bratton’s “control your kids” Remarks

Police Commissioner Bratton’s comments http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/bratton-police-public-have-shared-responsibilities-1.10456410  admonishing Black and Latina/o parents to “control their kids,” is a clear indication that law enforcement in this city is not willing to be held accountable for the historic and systemic lack of accountability within the department for brutality and shows that leadership in the department is not willing to eliminate policies

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#BaltimoreUprising

We stand in solidarity with the youth and all the people of Baltimore that are actively resisting institutions and systems of oppression that continue to justify state violence that is destroying black lives. The “thugs” are the police officers that patrol our neighborhoods using tactics of intimidation, brutalization, and dehumanization to control our communities. The

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Restorative Justice Works

It is important to remember that Restorative Justice is transforming schools by building healthy relationships, healing the community and resulting in positive academic outcomes for all students. Please take some time to read the words of Lori Bezahler of the Hazen Foundation and NYC Educator Sarah Camiscoli Eva Moskowitz resorts to fear tactics to scare us into thinking

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