New York State Leadership Summit
on School-Justice Partnerships
The Commission, in partnership with the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, hosted the New York State Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships: Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court at Hofstra University on April 11-12, 2013. This Summit brought together leaders from across the state to focus on state level statutory and policy changes that will encourage the development of safe, respectful and supportive learning environments while holding students accountable for their behavior and reserving the use of punitive measures—including school suspension, summons and arrest—for the most egregious cases; address the over-representation of school suspensions and arrests among Black students and students receiving special education services; and assist in the re-engagement for those youth involved in the justice system. The Summit agenda was organized by three overarching topics: Legislative Reform, Model Protocol and Discipline Codes, and Data Collection and Reporting.
The Summit Program provides the agenda and short introductions for the speakers as well as acknowledges the student reporters and assistants and the Summit Planning Team.
Discussion Point Brochure
The Discussion Point Brochure, entitled Discussion Points to Forge a New York State School-Justice Action Plan , was produced for the Summit Breakout Session. It reflects startling and thought provoking findings from research and newly released data; the demonstrated outcomes associated with effective programs, policies and practices; and the legislation and laws that have evolved with the shifting paradigm that addresses the school-justice connection. This includes the emerging research and recommendations that were presented at the National Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships: Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court. Based on these emerging policies, practices and laws from across New York and the nation, the discussion points—organized by the Summit’s three overarching topics: Legislative Reform, Model Protocol and Discipline Codes, and Data Collection and Reporting—provide a starting point for the discussion that is necessary to effect change. Each set of discussion points includes a brief introduction and further details for each point.
Presentations and Additional Resources
The presentations and additional resources for each of the plenaries are available and organized by the agenda.
The New York State Leadership Summit was supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, the New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group , Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and Hofstra University.