New York Resources

New York Resources

Federal Resources for New York

Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) State Network: New York
Established by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education, the Technical Assistance (TA) Center on PBIS is charged with providing schools capacity-building information and TA for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective schoolwide disciplinary practices. This page of the Center’s Web site includes contact information for New York’s PBIS coordinators and facilitators and its designated TA Center partner.

State Resources for New York

Advancement Project: Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track: Web Site and State Map
Advancement Project works at both the national level and with grassroots organizations nationwide to examine, expose, and reform practices that lead to the criminalization of students. It also works to build capacity for community-led work and build bridges among those working to end the school-to-prison pipeline. This map presents State-based activities, resources, and news related to the school-to-prison pipeline.

Character Education Partnership: New York
Character Education Partnership (CEP) is a national advocate for the character education movement. This site provides information about character education efforts in New York, including links to State Schools of Character (SSOC)—schools identified as having reached a standard of excellence within their States in the area of character development, information for those interested in applying to become an SSOC, and contact information for the State’s character education coordinator.

Dignity in Schools Campaign: Resources on Your State: New York
This Web site includes resources, by State, that the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) has been collecting for stakeholders. For some States, the Web site includes information on suspension and the pipeline to prison, as well as parent advocacy guides related to student pushout.

National Center for School Engagement Truancy Program Registry
The National Center for School Engagement provides a registry of truancy reduction programs by State, and includes detailed information about each program including contact information and evidence of effectiveness. Searches can also be narrowed by keywords, grade level, evidence of effectiveness, and more.

National Center on Response to Intervention: RTI State Database: New York
Response to Intervention (RTI) integrates assessment and interventions to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems. This database provides locally-developed (by States, territories, or districts) resources on a number of topics related to RTI, including behavior management, disproportionality, and cultural and linguistic competence. The resources, which range from policy documents and briefs to trainings and tools, are provided in an effort to share examples and information across States. Site visitors can search the database by State, topic (e.g., disproportionality, cultural and linguistic diversity), grade level, resource type, and/or audience.

National School Climate Center: School Climate Policies and Laws Database: New York
This database contains information about laws and policies designed to address school climate and bullying prevention in each State. From this database, users can generate profiles of State policies for school climate and bullying prevention efforts, and view reports on State policies on these two issues. 

Global Action Project
GAP works with young people most affected by injustice. GAP offers trainings  for youth organizers who want to incorporate media into their campaign work. 

New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
NYCLU campaigns to protect students from overly aggressive school policing.

NYC Donors’ Education Collaborative (DEC)
The DEC is dedicated to systemic reform of New York City public schools. The website provides resources related to safe and healthy students and social development.  

New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children
The website offers webinars, trainings and general information to improve the lives and life chances of children involved with New York courts.

Local Resources for New York

New York City School-Justice Partnership Task Force

The New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children was established in 1988 to improve the lives and life chances of children involved with New York courts. The Commission is chaired by former Chief Judge Judith Kaye, and its members include judges, lawyers, advocates, physicians, legislators, and state and local officials. To promote school-justice partnerships—an emerging strategy to reduce the number of children entering the justice system by improving educational engagement and outcomes through innovative practices—the Commission formed the New York City School-Justice Partnership Task Force.The Task Force released a report and recommendations on May 30, 2013.