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The School to Prison Pipeline. What it is, Who it Impacts, How Communities can Work to End it
December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The school-to-prison pipeline is a disturbing national trend where children are being funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Two recognized experts on the topic will discuss how schools and communities can stem the flow of students into the pipeline.
- Karen Dolan is the Project Director for Criminalization of Race and Poverty at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a leading national progressive think tank. Her IPS report, Students Under Siege, examines how zero-tolerance policies and excessive expulsions contribute to the pipeline and endanger millions of students. She will also address how restorative rather than retributive practices can help bring an end to this problem.
- Dana Coles is the Community Conferencing Program Director at the Key Bridge Foundation Center for Conflict Resolution. The Key Bridge Foundation is a nationally recognized provider of conflict management services. The Foundation, through its Juvenile Diversion Programs, is working with individuals, schools and communities in Prince George’s County to implement alternatives to processing youth through the juvenile justice system.
Parking is available. Refreshments will be served. Location is mobility-accessible and ASL interpretation will be provided.