Tag Archives: School-to-prison pipeline

School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System Project

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has published guides aimed at addressing “school pathways to the juvenile justice system,” which is also knows as the school-to-prison pipeline:  School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System Project: A Practice … Continue reading

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School-Based Diversion for Youth with Mental Health Needs Webinar

On May 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. EST, a school-based diversion program for mentally ill youth from Connecticut, developed with the support of the MacArthur Foundations Models for Change Initiative, will be highlighted during a webinar.  Topics will include: (1) … Continue reading

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School-to-Prison Pipeline Analysis Using Civil Rights Data

When discussing the school-to-prison pipeline or “school push-out,” an interesting dataset comes from the U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection website.  Simply enter a school, scroll to the bottom to the section labeled “Discipline, Restraints/Seclusion, Harassment/Bullying.”  From there, … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative For Change

Check out the newly launched Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change: A Training Technical Assistance, and Education Center, which is operated by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and is one of four Models for … Continue reading

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School Discipline — New U.S. Dept. of Education Guide

As the new legislative session begins, there will likely be yet more legislation introduced that would further empower schools to discipline students in ways that move the children from school disciplinary procedures to juvenile delinquency proceedings or just out onto … Continue reading

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Is Zero Tolerance in Schools Finally Reaching an End?

The VERA institute of Justice recently published an issue brief, A Generation Later: What We’ve Learned about Zero Tolerance in Schools.  According to the brief, as zero tolerance policies have spread across the country, the use of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions … Continue reading

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School Safety Interim Study Committee — No Recommendations

Despite hearing testimony from nineteen community leaders and experts, the School Safety Interim Committee (SSIC) made no findings of fact and made no recommendations.  SSIC was authorized by SEA 1 and was charged with studying how to improve the safety of schools in … Continue reading

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