Center on Race and Social Problems



In addition to the peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, and book chapters written by the Center’s faculty associates, the Center has produced several special publications, including a mental health-focused double issue of the journal Social Work in Public Health and the most comprehensive demographic report yet done on Pittsburgh and the region.  The Center has also founded The Journal Race and Social Problems. See the links to the right for details on all of these publications.

NEW: Just Discipline Project: 2-Year Review

The Center’s Just Discipline Project has released their 2-year review brief on the program’s progress with reducing exclusionary discipline and increasing positive climate and achievement at the Woodland Hills Intermediate School. Results show a 28 percent decrease in the number of students suspended, as well as academic gains and evidence that students feel safer.

A copy of the report can be found here.

School Discipline Report

This report details the racial disparities in regards to out of school suspension rates and solutions to address the issues at hand. Out of school suspensions can cause havoc in a student's life, family, and even their surrounding community; thus it is essential that as a society, we stay informed about this issue. 

A copy of the report can be found here.