School Justice Partnership

A program focused on keeping kids in school and out of court.
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About

The School Justice Partnership (SJP) is a group of community stakeholders – including school administrators, the law enforcement community, court system actors, juvenile justice personnel, and others – that develops and implements effective strategies to address student misconduct. SJPs work to reduce the number of suspensions, expulsions, and referrals to the justice system by timely and constructively addressing student misconduct when and where it happens, helping students succeed in school and preventing negative outcomes for both youth and their communities.

View the SJP fact sheet for more information about SJPs in North Carolina.

The strength and success of SJP North Carolina depends on local collaborations that will occur in communities throughout the state.

Resources

SJPs in North Carolina

North Carolina is working to implement School Justice Partnerships in all 100 counties. Find more information about existing SJPs.

School Justice Partnership Toolkit

The Toolkit provides resources to help chief district court judges and community partners develop and implement the SJP, including action lists, timelines, a model agreement, and templates for other necessary documents.

SJP Resources

Resources for chief district court judges to convene meetings with local community partners and collaborators.

What Research Shows

Current exclusionary discipline practices push students out of school and into court for minor misconduct.

Contact

Have a question or comment about School Justice Partnership North Carolina?

Telephone(919) 890-2468

EmailSJP@nccourts.org