The school-to-prison pipeline refers to a trend in which punitive school disciplinary policies and practices increase the likelihood that children will become involved with the criminal justice system. This is a critical public health and racial equity issue as it disproportionately affects low-income students, students of color, and students with disabilities. This event will explore approaches from public health, social work, and legal services that effectively shift the current direction away from policing and discipline and toward approaches that serve the needs of youth and families.
Lisa Thurau, Executive Director, Strategies for Youth
Marcia Gupta, LICSW, EdM, Program Coordinator, Dimock Community Health Center
Dep. Superintendent Leonardo DiPietro, Cambridge Police Department
Ritchina Daniel, senior high school student at Pioneer Charter School of Science; Intern, Massachusetts Advocates for Children
Moderator: Trish Elliott, DrPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
This event is free, but registration is required. Social workers can earn 2 free continuing education credits for attending. Reserve your space: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-the-school-to-prison-pipeline-approaches-to-improve-youth-health-and-education-tickets-59484483692
This event is part of the Social Work in Education Program (SWEP) generously supported by Sharon Cerny, SSW ’71, and is hosted by the BU Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health and the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health.