School to Prison Pipeline

Professor Sarah E. Redfield with our amazing panel  of contributors.

Professor Sarah E. Redfield with our amazing panel of contributors.

Annual Meeting Highlights:

ABA School-To-Prison Pipeline: Mapping Out Solutions Roundtable Discussion

A panel led by Professor Sarah E. Redfield met during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago to discuss solutions to the School-To-Prison Pipeline.

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School-to-Prison Pipeline: What Are The Problems? What Are The Solutions?

The “School-to-Prison Pipeline” has been a crucial concern of parents, educators, ministers, civil rights activists, lawyers and youth advocates for a number of years. Recently, it has become a major concern of the general public across our country due in large part to the spiraling statistics and the negative impact on children of color. Some advocates have defined the problem as a systematic way of siphoning children out of public schools and funneling them into the juvenile and criminal justice system. A number of civil rights lawyers regard the journey from “school-to-prison pipeline,” as a critical civil rights issue.

Town hall forums will bring together the experts who have developed programs and projects; advocates from diverse backgrounds who are working toward solutions to this devastating issue as well as those who have a plan of action to recommend to those who are concerned. These town hall forums will be open to parents, youth, lawyers, judges, educators, administrators, advocates, and the public.

Reversing the School to Prison Pipeline at Midyear 2016

“Impact of School-to-Prison Pipeline on LGBTQ Youth”

The "School-to-Prison Pipeline" has become shorthand for the continuing failures in the education system where students of color and LGBTQ are disproportionately or incorrectly categorized as special education, are disciplined more harshly, achieve at lower levels, and eventually drop or are pushed out of school, often into juvenile justice facilities and prisons. View this video to learn more.

Lawyers, community activists seek to end the school-to-prison pipeline – ABA News

ABA Works to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline - Schmidt Law Services

Help Us Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline – ABA Section of Litigation Children's Rights Litigation Newsletter

'School-to-prison pipeline' must end, lawyers and educators say – ABA Journal

How do we fix the school-to-prison pipeline? (Podcast with transcript) – ABA Journal

School-To-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country

This daylong event took place Friday, March 27, 2015 at Arizona State University and focused exclusively on the “School-To-Prison Pipeline“ in Indian Country. 

"The School-To-Prison Pipeline: Mapping Out Solutions - A Roundtable Discussion”

Friday, July 31, 2015
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Gold Level, West Tower, Regency Ballroom B Chicago, IL

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"The School-to-Prison Pipeline: What are the Problems? What are the Solutions?"

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Miami, FL
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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Moana Surfrider, Honolulu, HI
Jason Nance – Students, Police and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Dr. Karen Umemoto  – Disproportionate Minority contact in the Hawai’I Juvenile System
Judge Karen Radius – Hawai’i Girls Court
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Native Hawaiian Children and the Criminal Justice System
Speaker Bios

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
New Orleans, LA
2:30-4:30 pm
Program Flyer
Program Agenda
Speaker Bios

Friday, March 27, 2015
Tempe, AZ
2-4 pm

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Washington, DC
2-4 pm
Program Flyer

Friday, February 6, 2015
ABA Midyear Meeting - Houston, TX
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