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Juvenile & Children's Advocacy Project launches online resource encouraging students' rights and school safety

Nov. 12, 2019 – Along with several partner organizations, the University of Houston Law Center's Juvenile & Children’s Advocacy Project recently introduced an online School Discipline Kit.

The purpose of the School Safety and Policing Toolkit is to equip students, caregivers, educators, policy makers, and advocates with tools to understand the impacts of the policies and systems that result in students being policed and criminalized in their schools. The toolkit includes information on what makes a school safe, police in schools, protecting students' rights, students with disabilities and answers to a variety of questions parents or caregivers may have if their child is facing discipline in the educational system.

“This toolkit will help parents and students in navigating the complexities of school disciplinary proceedings,” said Christina Beeler, a JCAP staff attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow. 

“Sixty percent of Texas students will experience some form of exclusionary discipline by the time they graduate from high school, so it’s very important for families to have access to this information and to know that students have rights.”

The toolkit was created as a partnership with Texas Appleseed, Disability Rights Texas and the Earl Carl Institute. Pro bono support came from Latham & Watkins LLP.

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