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.
The strength and success of SJP North Carolina depends on local collaborations that will occur in communities throughout the state.
Current exclusionary discipline practices push students out of school and into court for minor misconduct.
North Carolina is working to implement School Justice Partnerships in all 100 counties.
Providing chief district court judges with a toolkit and resources to convene meetings with local community partners and collaborators.
The SJP Fact Sheet provides a brief overview of School Justice Partnerships in North Carolina.
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