HEALTH & CULTURAL WEALTH Student Perspectives on Police-Free Schools in Fresno, California

March 2021
Human Impact Partners
Fresno Barrios Unidos

Galvanized by the nationwide movement for Black liberation and years of Black-led organizing, Fresno residents have been calling on Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) to remove police from school campuses. Today, we’re releasing brand new research on the transformative public health benefits of divesting from school policing, and investing in student health and wellbeing.

Created in partnership with Fresno Barrios Unidos, this research brief intentionally centers the perspectives of students — those most directly impacted by school policing — on ways to best support their health, safety, and learning at school. We evaluate the health impacts of divesting from school police and investing in healing-centered education.

Read Report