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School Justice Partnership Resources

The School-Justice Partnership Library contains the latest resources and materials available on school-justice issues, including articles, reports, models, policy, research, tools and webinars.

Spotlight on Philadelphia County School-Justice Collaboration

The School Diversion Program was developed by the Philadelphia Police Department in recognition of the growing problem of the school-to-prison pipeline, and its disproportionate impact on minority students which has the potential of becoming a national model. Kevin Bethel leads the program, and represents a shared vision amongst system partners to address these issues.

Unintended Consequences

Resources and information on the unintended consequences of school referrals to the juvenile justice system and school pushout, including resources on how to address or alleviate the consequences.

Engaging Youth in Schools: Tips for Law Enforcement

Join the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in this webinar to discuss the impact law enforcement’s response to and support of youth in their schools. Additionally, this webinar will encourage agency’s to review practices and programs to consider developing comprehensive youth engagement in school strategies.

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. Pacific

Click here for more information or to register for this webinar.

Webinar Opportunity

Parent Engagement

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Time: 9:00 p.m. Pacific / 12:00 p.m. Eastern

Registration and webinar information coming soon.

Trauma Informed Classrooms

 Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Time: 9:00 p.m. Pacific / 12:00 p.m. Eastern 

Registration and webinar information coming soon.

Latest News & Events

September 1, 2017 Webinar Opportunity! The School Responder Model: Tools to Prevent Suspension and Arrests of Students with Behavioral Health Needs
The Connecting School Mental Health with Juvenile Justice and Dropout Prevention (JJDOP) Practice group in collaboration with the National Center for School Mental Health and the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, will host a webinar on The Responder Model: Tool to Prevent Suspension and Arrests of Students with Behavioral Health Needs.
This presentation will feature practical tools and guidance on how to establish a School Responder Model (SRM), a school-based strategy to identify and address student behavioral health needs in place of suspending and/or arresting these students. The resources and tools that will be discussed are freely available, easy to access, and provide concrete supports to develop an SRM in any community. They include sample consent forms, information on behavioral health screening instruments, maps that align the many competing initiatives that may be in place, and many other resources that can help you jump start development of your own SRM.
This webinar is relevant to a wide range of stakeholder groups, including administrators, researchers, policymakers, advocates, providers, and local and state agency staff.

Click here for the webinar link.
Code: 7331009
Call-in: 1-800-832-0736

September 1, 2017 Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: New Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities

Youth and students in foster care and the juvenile justice system with disabilities often come across difficulties obtaining employment and other resources. In Philadelphia the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), passed by the United States Department of Labor and Employment Training Administration (ETA) in July 22, 2017, will require that each state provide 15% of their federal funding to implement “pre-employment transition services” to youth with disabilities. Although WIOA is not specific to foster care and juvenile justice system-involved youth, these services will provide an opportunity for work readiness and self-advocacy skills, job shadowing, and possible paid internships and for local organizations to work together to ensure youth success within the community. Resources:

Click here to read the full article.

Read the report on Improving Access to Career Pathways for Philadelphia’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System Involved Youth.

Topical Newsletters

The School-Justice Partnership Project newsletter contains up-to-date information relating to school discipline issues, law enforcement in schools, trauma, youth mental and behavioral health issues, and the intersection of schools and the juvenile justice system. Each issue will feature resources that are relevant to the myriad issues facing communities, and tips for enhancing collaboration within jurisdictions. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here.

School Climate
Homeless and Youth in Foster Care
Family Engagement
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students
Tribes and Native American Youth
Trauma-Informed Classrooms
Restorative Justice
Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
Disproportionate Minority Contact
The Achievement Gap
School Engagement and Connectedness
Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy
What are School-Based Arrests and Referrals?

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