U.S. Department of Justice, Office Of Justice Programs, Innovation - Partnerships - Safer Neighborhoods
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Working for Youth Justice and Safety
skip navigationAbout OJJDPE-NewsOJJDP resources organized topicallyFundingProgramsState representatives and organizations that administer OJJDP programsPublicationsOJJDP Research and Statistics OJJDP conferences, teleconferences, and juvenile justice-related eventsToolsHome


Vera Institute Releases Brief on Impact of Zero Tolerance Policies

December 23, 2013

VERA Institute of Justice Logo

The Center on Youth Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice has released "A Generation Later: What We've Learned about Zero Tolerance in Schools." This policy brief examines research revealing that zero tolerance discipline policies do not make schools more orderly or safe and might have the opposite effect. Policies that push students out of school might increase their involvement in the juvenile justice system and have negative life-long effects. The brief describes alternatives to zero tolerance policies that keep young people safer and in school.


View and download the brief.