Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. We tackle inequity with innovative strategies and strong community alliances. With a national office in Washington, DC and two offices in California, we combine law, communications, policy and technology to create workable solutions and achieve systemic change. We aim to inspire and strengthen movements that expand opportunity for all.
The Staff Attorney will work to address the “School-to-Prison Pipeline,” namely the over-use of punitive school discipline policies and practices that push students – and especially students of color – out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The Staff Attorney will be expected to work closely with grassroots organizations representing communities of color around the country. The Staff Attorney will be expected to use a variety of legal, policy, communications, and coalition-building strategies to assist our community partners in dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline.