Current Projects

TJE's Current Projects

California School Discipline Project

The Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) Center is working with educational researchers from the University of San Francisco and UCLA to elicit the experiences and opinions of administrators, teachers, and students about school climate and culture in general and positive discipline in particular. Funded by the California Endowment, this comprehensive study examines the ways in which these narratives, policies, and practices have changed over time, the political and institutional pressures, and supports and barriers to these changes. TJE has conducted in-depth qualitative case studies of approximately 28 schools in 14 California school districts. The TJE team is lead by Dr. Lawrence "Torry" Winn and two Graduate Student Researchers, Jeremy Prim and Adam Musser.


Black Child Legacy Campaign (BCLC)

The Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) Center, in partnership with the Office of Research and Policy for Equity, is conducting a transformative mixed-method evaluation of the Black Child Legacy Campaign. The purpose of the evaluation is to examine how the Steering Committee on the Reduction of African American Child Deaths (RAACD) implemented five strategies targeting seven neighborhoods and how those strategies are impacting African American child deaths. Second, the evaluation seeks to identify the challenges and promising practices of the implementation. Third, we hope that the findings from this evaluation will offer suggestions to improve implementation and planning of the RAACD’s strategies and help replicate them in other jurisdictions and communities. This evaluation is led by Dr.’s Maisha Winn, Lawrence “Torry” Winn, and Vajra Watson.  The lead Graduate Student Researcher is Vanessa Segundo. To learn more about the Black Child Legacy Campaign please visit


Black Parent Survey Project (BPSP)

The Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) Center recently launched the Black Parent Survey Project to learn from African American parents of African American children how they have experienced school discipline policies and procedures in their children’s schools. Over 100 families will be recruited to be part of this project.

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