We work to protect the constitutional rights of all children for equal educational opportunity.
Ensuring that the public education system provides exceptional education to our most vulnerable students, such as students of color, LGBTQI youth, and low-income youth, and that all decisions are centered on student needs and success.
2020 Legislative Victories
Ending “Voluntary” Youth Probation (AB 901): Eliminates the practice of placing young people on probation for normal youthful behavior such as getting poor grades or being late for class, instead ensuring that youth receive the support and services they need to stay on track.
Education Equity, Racial and Economic Justice
The PROMYSE (Promoting Youth Success and Empowerment) Act will ensure the effective investment of Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) grant dollars, which are intended to support youth locally and limit involvement in the justice …
Criminal Justice & Policing, Education Equity
Decades of research show the long-term harm to young people of even minimal contact with the juvenile or criminal legal systems. Once students make contact with law enforcement, they are less likely to graduate high …