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Wednesday, October 24 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Education/Justice Partnership: Systems Working Together to Support Youth Underscoring collaboration, local/state justice and education officials will share initiatives that have strengthened their partnership, experience using data to identify cross-syste

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The term “school-to-prison pipeline” broadly describes the phenomenon whereby youth are pushed out of the classroom through overly punitive discipline practices, such as zero tolerance policies, and into the juvenile justice system. This workshop will broaden the dialogue around the school-to-prison pipeline and underscore the importance of collaboration between the juvenile justice and education systems in tackling this challenging issue. Participants will hear from both local and state level stakeholders from the Education/Justice Partnership, a collaborative body of the New Jersey Council on Juvenile Justice System Improvement regarding their journey to strengthen the collaborative relationship between educators and juvenile justice professionals; experience using data to identify the scope of the problem and to inform solutions; and efforts to implement school-based initiatives. Attendees will also have an opportunity to brainstorm regarding creative solutions to end the school-to-prison pipeline in a format that can guide future discussions at the local level.
Consistent with the New Jersey Council on Juvenile Justice System Improvement’s efforts to address the “school-to-prison pipeline,” components of the presentation will include the Department of Education’s initiatives/strategies for creating a positive school climate through education practices around social, emotional, and behavioral learning, and efforts to support schools in reshaping traditional school discipline through implementation of alternative forms of behavioral intervention. Participants will learn about these initiatives and how juvenile justice professionals can better partner with local educators to increase the overall well-being and educational outcomes of youth.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from state/local level juvenile justice and education professionals and officials that will outline specific strategies and ways that teachers and school administrators can be empowered to identify and participate in opportunities to lead and collaborate with kids, families, law enforcement, community partners, and more. Ideas and strategies for leadership and collaboration to reduce school arrests and develop a system of care to assess and treat chronically disruptive students and to improve graduation rates and school and community safety will be shared.
Attendees will be provided information on how to become involved in both state and local level school/justice partnership collaboratives. Contact information and specific opportunities to further participate will be provided to attendees.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08477

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