Breaking the Pipeline to Prison Peter Eng and Chrissy Gamst, Friday
Can school disciplinary practices actually create a pipeline to prison? Policymakers, educators, law enforcement and restorative justice professionals are questioning “pushout” policies as a form of response for maladaptive behavior and misconduct in schools. This morning session will offer an opportunity to discuss constructive actions that focus on keeping kids in school with staff and offenders from two local prisons. Participants will learn about local prison programs that support youth to become successful members of their community; discuss the school to prison pipeline and ways in which local partners can collaborate to support youth in their community.
Mindfulness Moments Erin DeWitt, each morning during social hour