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We have an absolutely incredible line-up of workshop sessions this year. Good luck choosing between them all!
Wednesday, October 4 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Morning Keynote - Disciplined Too Young & Too Often: Understanding the School-To-Prison Pipeline

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Across the country, school systems are shutting the doors of academic opportunity and funneling children into the juvenile and criminal justice systems by using overly harsh discipline practices to address student misbehavior. Advocates, prevention educators, administrators, law enforcement, and community partners must be aware of current issues that increase a youth's vulnerability to victimization, exploitation, and court involvement, in order to create innovative and relevant ways of engaging with targeted youth.

This presentation will provide an overview of the School-to-Prison Pipeline (STPP) and the various intersections of vulnerability that increase a child's risk of being streamlined into the justice system. In addition, participants will be encouraged to get involved in mitigating STPP issues by increasing protective factors through policy change and reform.

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Nubia Peña, JD

Utah Juvenile Defenders Office
Nubia, what inspires you to do social justice work? "Very early in my career as an advocate, I realized that issues relating to disenfranchised populations would often fall to the wayside if someone was not readily advocating on their behalf. I pursued a legal career as the natural... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom

Attendees (26)