By Benjamin Chambers, August 25 2011
Think you can't dent the school-to-prison pipeline? The Honorable Steven Teske is here to tell you why you should and how you can.
--Okay, he's not here now, but he'll be leading a webinar about it (sponsored by Reclaiming Futures) in September. So, write the date and time down in ink, and pass this on to all your colleagues:
The School-to-Prison Pipeline
September 14, 2011 at 11:00am PDT / 2:00pm EDT
In this webinar, Judge Steven Teske will share the strategies used in Clayton, Georgia to work with the local school district to reduce referrals to juvenile courts, while simultaneously developing school-based strategies to address disruptive behavior.
This collaborative arrangement has reduced serious juvenile crime both at school and in the community, while increasing graduation rates. Judge Teske will also share the importance of making this a community effort by reaching out both to the local media and civic groups to educate them on the effects of referring teens from school to juvenile courts, and the importance of developing strategies in the best interest of our youth.
Update September 20, 2011: You can watch the archived webinar and download the slides and other info here (search for "The School-to Prison-Pipeline," in the "Juvenile Justice Reform" section.)
About the presenter:
The Honorable Steven Teske is the Presiding Judge of Clayton County, Georgia's Family Court, and the author of numerous articles and papers about juvenile justice, including, "When Did Making Adults Mad Become A Crime? The Court's Role in Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline," co-authored with Judge J. Brian Huff, which appeared in the Winter 2011 edition of Juvenile and Family Justice Today.
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