The School to Prison Pipeline

A pipeline to prison? Straight from our schools?

What do “Zero Tolerance” policies and School Resource Officers have to do with black CYSHCN? Is this an isolated experience or a national trend? While juvenile crime rates and juvenile incarceration have declined over the past decades, out-of-school suspensions and exclusions have more than doubled. Children of color with disabilities face higher, disparate rates of exclusionary discipline in schools- beginning as early as preschool. The state of school discipline may vary by District and State, but the trend of the pipeline from school discipline to the juvenile justice system is clear. Join our panel speaking from professional, personal and ally experiences to get answers to those questions and so much more. We will share the cold hard data, advocacy perspectives, personal stories and rights under the law!