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School Justice Partnerships

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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.
- LaToya Powell, Assistant Legal Counsel at North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts
- Jonathan Barfield, New Hanover County Commissioner
- Virginia Fogg, Supervising Attorney at Disability Rights NC

Our Show

ncIMPACT examines issues around our state including education, jobs, healthcare, and more. Host Anita Brown-Graham and her team from the UNC School of Government listen, learn, and lead in generating conversations, and going into the communities that are tackling these problems head on. Talking to the people on the ground, Brown-Graham identifies ways in which they are positively affecting others and making changes, while exploring ways these innovative solutions can be applied in other communities across the state.

UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina partners with the UNC School of Government, with sponsorship by Civic Federal Credit Union, for this compelling series.

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STORIES WITH IMPACT

View Fridays at 7:30pm on PBS NC