On September 17, 2015, the Restorative Justice Collaborative(RJC) was reconstituted with the participation of the California Endowment, Black Parallel School Board, Sacramento Area Congregation Together, Hmong Innovative Politics, Sacramento City Teacher Association, ProYouth and Families, parents and youth. The overall goal of the Collaborative is to dismantle the school to prison pipeline by building collaboration with teachers, advocates, policy makers, parents and youth.
The objectives of the RJC is to promote positive school alternatives and cultural competent approaches to school discipline. RJC provides parent and youth leadership training; and legal support to Districts expulsions.
Restorative Justice Collaborative meetings are the 4th Thursday of each month.
Coalition Reinvestment Plan
Thursday, June 25, 2020. UNANIMOUS VOTE by the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education to approve a budget that does not include a contract with the police, and to set aside the $600,000 allocation for an Alternative Safety Strategy Task Force that includes a cross section of community members who will help design the SCUSD community safety plan.
In August 2020, the District established a “Reimage School Safety Task Force”, but we were concerned that it has not lived up to our expectations and its mission. Since, March of 2021 the Black Parallel School Board’s Restorative Practice Collaborative has been hard at work in creating a school safety plan modeled after the Oakland Unified School District plan.
On June 22, 2021, the planning team (BPSB, SacACT and Brown Issues) submitted a Reimaging School Safety without SRO plan to the Sacramento City Unified School District.