2. What is School to Prison Pipeline ?
The School-to-Prison Pipeline
refers to the trend where
students, particularly from
marginalized communities, are
disproportionately pushed out
of schools and into the criminal
3. What’s the Trend
How Bad is the Issue
Young adolescents who attend schools
with high suspension rates are
substantially more likely to be arrested
and jailed as adults. These long-term,
negative impacts in adulthood apply
across a school's population, not just
to students who are suspended during
their school years.
Students assigned a school that is one
standard deviation stricter are 17
percent more likely to be arrested and
20 percent more likely to go to jail,
based on our estimated increases of
about 3.2 percentage points for arrests
and 2.5 percentage points for
4. What’s the Trend
Biggest cause of school to
Excessive use of disciplinary
School resource officers (SROs)
Inadequate support services
5. What happens if it’s
Lack of funding and resources
Juvenile court and detention
Decrease in the access to education
Increased discriminatory practices
Inadequate Support Services
6. Organizations working on
helping the issue (Kansas
Kansas City Beacon- Disrupting the School to
Prison Pipeline (SToPP). Trying to change
discriminatory issues towards student.
Action Steps-MODDC has awarded a
$275,000 grant for a three-year restorative
justice training program benefiting students of
color with developmental disabilities in a
selected school, district, or organization.
7. Organizations working on
helping the issue (Chicago)
Alternatives- this organization talks about
and post about different issues and a big
one for them is school to prison pipeline.
Their actions steps- petition the school
board keep cops out of schools and
protesting to stop school to prison pipeline.
8. Organizations working on
helping the issue (Texas)
Children’s Defense- they practice no child
left behind and bringing all their voices
together to be heard.
Their action steps-Creating a movement and
institutional growth strategy to empower
child-centered public policy, guided by racial
equity and the real-life experiences of
children and youth.
9. My Civic Solution
• .Raise awareness on how severe the issue is .
• Do more community service work to help better the
results coming from the issue.
• Create a safe haven with a tailored curriculum,
emphasizing life skills, and fostering a positive
atmosphere. Aim to redirect expelled students
towards constructive paths and empower them for