The School-to-Prison Pipeline


In 2014, the American Bar Association (ABA) Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice (COREJ) turned its attention to the continuing failures in the education system where certain groups of students.

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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, acheive at lower levels, and eventualy drop or are pushed out of school, often into juvenile justice facilities and prisons. View this video to learn more.

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. If you missed it, click below to watch the webcast in its entirety. You may also download the program agenda and program materials.


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National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws

Report and Recommendations

The Complimentary National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws - Report and Recommendations is available.

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To order hard copies of either publication

Contact Sharris Davis, COREJ Program Assistant at or 312.988.5409.

Past Projects

The Foreclosure Crisis

This project was an outgrowth of the 10CORE Project at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and consisted of a series of educational panels in key cities that have some of the highest foreclosure rates in the country, especially in communities of color.

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“Making the Invisible Visible: A Dialogue About Lessons Learned In the Aftermath of Katrina”

The Coalition brought together approximately 200 judges, lawyers and their clients, health care workers, social workers, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, high school, college and law students, community groups, religious organizations, public and private leaders, survivors, responders and others who have devoted time to assisting victims of Katrina.

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Common Threads: Examining State Restrictions on the 14th Amendment Rights

Reflecting on recent Supreme Court and District Court decisions, panelists will investigate this question in four separate areas of law – immigration, LGBTQIA rights, reproductive rights, and voting rights

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