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