News Review
School-To-Prison Pipeline Forum Seeks to Reverse Trend
Posted Date: 2/16/2017

The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission, Evansville Commission on the Social Status of African American Males, Indiana Consortium of State and Local Human Rights Agencies and the J.M. Caldwell Community Development Corporation will host an informational meeting on Thursday, February 23 addressing the School-To-Prison Pipeline, a national epidemic that prioritizes incarceration over education.

The known practices of zero tolerance and exclusionary disciplinary policies lead to disproportionate numbers of minority students and students with disabilities being removed from the school community and the increased likelihood of them being exposed to the criminal justice system. There will be a panel comprised of school officials, juvenile court and community advocates discussing how schools, parents and stakeholders can collaborate to create safe, positive learning environments while ensuring students are supported and prepared for success in the classroom and beyond. The event is free and open to the public.

Time and location for the forum:
6:30pm-8:00pm
Zion Missionary Baptist Church
1800 S. Governor Street
Evansville, IN 47713

The Evansville Commission on the Social Status of African-American Males was established to create practical proposals and workable remedies in the areas of employment, education, health and criminal justice to reduce problems, which African American males face. The Commission serves policymakers and public interest groups, as well as the media, community organizations and members of the public.

For more information call (812) 436-4927 or email hrc@evansville.in.gov.

http://vanderburghcounty.in.gov/index.aspx?page=9&recordid=2772&returnURL=%2Findex.aspx