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Exclusionary discipline practices – including suspensions, expulsions, and referrals to the courts – negatively impact both students and their communities. Students of color and students with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by these practices as they are more likely to be suspended, expelled, and referred to court. In North Carolina, school-based referrals make up about 40% of the referrals to the juvenile justice system. Most of these referrals are for minor, nonviolent offenses. In the 2016-2017 school year, 92% of school-based referrals were for misdemeanors. Join ncIMPACT Initiative Director Anita Brown-Graham as she explores related challenges and collaborative solutions with a panel of state and local experts.

 

School Justice Partnerships (SJP) For More Information

The Challenge – What is the problem communities are facing?

The Solution – What is the innovative solution we want to highlight?

The Players – Who did what to make the innovative solution work in the community?

The Promise – Why do we think this solution holds promise for other communities?


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