Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Tiffany Miller, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Policy, Communities in Schools
Lucrieta Murphy, J.D., Ph.D., Senior Director, Jobs for the Future
Jamal Tate, Managing Partner, Inspirational Insights Consulting Group and Formerly Incarcerated Student
Robyn Harper, Policy and Research Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education (Moderator)
It’s been sixty-five years since Brown vs. Board of Education, yet too many young people of color are still moving from behind a desk to behind bars. On any given day in the United States, nearly 50,000 young people are held in juvenile justice facilities. In 2015, 69 percent of the young people incarcerated were youth of color, and 73 percent were held for non-violent offenses.
As a part of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s ongoing #OurHopeOurChallenge campaign to focus on the continuing needs of students—no matter their race, zip code, or background—sixty-five years after Brown, this webinar examined the role of educators and community leaders in preventing students from entering the school-to-prison pipeline.
Our expert panel of education and community leaders discussed how influences both in and out of school contribute to students being put on a trajectory to incarceration, as well as the policies and practices that can steer students back toward success, whether in schools, juvenile justice education facilities, or re-integration programs.
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