2018 Florida Guardian ad Litem Disabilities Training Conference "What's Your Super Power?"

Course description

The School-to- Prison pipeline (STPP) refers to the discriminatory policies and practices that funnel students out of public schools and into prisons. Sadly, a disproportionate number of these children are in the dependency system, students of color, and those with disabilities. 
According to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, almost 10,000 students were arrested at school during the 2015-2016 school year. There are ways to prevent these arrests. 
This workshop will provide an in-depth overview of the STPP and the tools necessary to advocate for kids in care subject to it. 
Speakers: Dr. Katie Kelly, Valerie Blocker

Guardian ad Litem  State Office

Guardian ad Litem State Office

Legal Counsel

Guest Presenters: 

  • Kristen Solomon, Esquire - Statewide Director of Operations 
  • Camille Frazer, Esquire - Regional Legal Counsel Southern
  • Kathleen Clendining, Esquire - Managing Attorney, 15th Circuit
  • Brittany Rutan, Esquire - Managing Attorney, 9th Circuit 
Course Contents

1 Video

1.5 hrs

Course Curriculum

Runaway Train: Dependency & the School to Prison Pipeline