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Town Hall Forum On Reversing the School To Prison Pipeline In Miami

MIAMI – The American Bar Association’s Joint Task Force on Reversing the School To Prison Pipeline will hold a regional town hall forum in Miami on Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, James K. Batten Community Room (Room 2106), 300 N.W. 2nd Avenue.

This event is hosted locally by the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association and the Law Center at Miami Dade College.

juvenile-criminals-articleThe “School-to-Prison Pipeline” has become shorthand for the continuing failures in the education system where students of color are disproportionately incorrectly or over-categorized in special education, disciplined more harshly, stigmatized by lower than average achievement levels, and funneled directly from schools into juvenile justice facilities and prisons.

Speakers drawn from local and regional education, community and government stakeholders, judges, law enforcement, prosecutors, public and private criminal defense attorneys, and academicians will explore strategies to reduce referrals to juvenile courts while utilizing alternative or school-based responses to combat disruptive behavior.

Join this collaborative dialogue aimed at highlighting current research, successful programmatic intervention and to develop an action plan to address the School-to-Prison Pipeline crisis in South Florida.



This town hall is free and open to members of the public. Attendees are strongly encouraged to RSVP.


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