Webinar - Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline

Jul 22, 2021 @ 2:00PM - Jul 22, 2021 @ 3:15PM

2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 12:00 PM MDT / 11:00 AM PDT


Please join us for an exciting Webinar put on by NAWJ’s Ensuring Racial Equity Committee and Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Committee, on July 22, 2021, entitled: “Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline.”  The purpose of the Webinar, which will be the first in a two-part series, is to discuss the correlation between the suspension and expulsion rates for youth of color and their subsequent disproportionate representation in the juvenile, foster care, and family court systems.

Our distinguished panelists are Past President of the National Council for Juvenile and Family Courts and Texas Third Court of Appeals Chief Justice Darlene Byrne; San Diego State University Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Education and Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, Dr. Luke Wood; and Mr. Jarrell Daniels, a former incarcerated youth, who is a 2021 Truman Scholar at Columbia University and a leader in youth justice endeavors.  This event will be moderated by Retired Judge Ernestine Steward Gray, Orleans Parish Juvenile Court.

Participants will learn about:

  1. The disparate suspension and expulsion rates for youth of color;
  2. The correlation between suspension and expulsion rates for youth of color, starting as early as Kindergarten, and their subsequent entry into the justice system; and
  3. The overview of solutions to the school to prison pipeline which will be addressed in the second part of this series.

Click here for PDF version of event flyer.


Read Hon. Ernestine Steward Gray Bio

Read Hon. Darlene Byrne Bio

Read Mr. Jarrell Daniels

Read. Dr. J. Luke Wood Bio


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