Summit Aims to Plug the School-to-Prison Pipeline

March 14, 2012

The National Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships: Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court concluded yesterday in New York City. Organized by the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, Chaired and officiated by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye (Ret.), and held at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, the Summit brought together teams of juvenile court judges, school administrators, juvenile justice professionals, educators, and researchers from nearly every state and territory to learn about and discuss strategies to eliminate the "school-to-juvenile justice system" pipeline. The NCJFCJ was well-represented at the convening, with past and present Board of Trustees members representing states including Georgia, Louisiana, Arizona, Ohio, Vermont, and Wisconsin. The Summit closed with a Call-to-Action by Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, who urged participants to work with their communities to disrupt the "cradle-to-prison" trajectory all-to-common for many of our nation's most vulnerable children.

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