Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Statewide Convening
Dismantling the School-To-Prison Pipeline: a convening on increasing minority youth success through Community Resources and School-Based Support.
Youth of color are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system, but have the highest rate of suspensions, expulsions, high school dropout rates, and arrests. This phenomenon is often referred to as the School to Prison Pipeline. Elected officials, administrators, law enforcement, educators, social services providers, clinicians, advocates, and other stakeholders are invited to participate in an action focused convening to dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline in Nevada and increase the success of minority students.
This event will include:
- A tour of the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center and the Harbor Program
- Welcome remarks from dignitaries and stakeholders
- Moderated panel sessions, including: Community Based Alternatives To Detention & Suspension; Legislative; Law Enforcement; Trauma Informed School; and Youth & Family Impact Panels
- Lunch will be provided
- Keynote Speaker, Mr. Shay Bilchik, Founder and Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy
- A call to action for a collaborative community effort to dismantle the school to prison pipeline