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School Discipline. Reclaiming the Promise: A new path forward on school discipline practices

Education has the power and potential to transform lives. However, nearly six decades after Brown v. Board of Education, which in 1954 prohibited segregation of public schools, too many children still struggle in low-performing and under-resourced schools. And the struggle for these children and youth is exacerbated by school discipline policies and practices that contribute …

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School Transfer for Victims of Bullying

What is defined as “bullying?” The American Psychological Association defines bullying as “a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions. The bullied individual typically has trouble defending him or herself and does nothing …

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Sealing Juvenile Court Records in Texas

A criminal record is a permanent record accessible to any person, agency, or institution having a “legitimate interest” in the matter.  Access to a juvenile record, if not sealed or restricted, can become a major barrier to obtaining financial aid, housing, public benefits, educational and licensing opportunities, and various jobs. The reality of living with …

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Experimentally Proven Programs

The Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development mission is to provide a comprehensive registry of scientifically proven and scalable interventions that prevent or reduce the likelihood of antisocial behavior and promote a healthy course of youth development and adult maturity. We also advocate for evidence-based interventions locally and nationally and produce publications on the importance of adopting …

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