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Joint Taskforce on Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Town Hall Series

The focus of these Town Halls was to 1) explore the issues as they presented themselves for various groups and various locales; 2) gather testimony on solutions that showed success, with particular focus on interventions where the legal community could be most effective in interrupting and reversing the StPP; and 3) focus on the role implicit bias plays in creating and maintaining this pipeline.

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

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

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 brought 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 were open to parents, youth, lawyers, judges, educators, administrators, advocates, and the public.

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

  • ABA 2015 Midyear Meeting
    Houston, TX

"School-To-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country"

  • Friday, March 27, 2015
    Arizona State University 

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

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

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015
    Miami, FL
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015
    Moana Surfrider, Honolulu, HI
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    New Orleans, LA
  • Friday, March 27, 2015
    Tempe, AZ
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Washington, DC
  • Friday, February 6, 2015
    ABA Midyear Meeting - Houston, TX 
    Program book

'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