The Supportive School Discipline Initiative: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Credit Hours: 1.5 CEU(s)
• Jaime Koppel, MPA
• LWendie Veloz, MSSW
• Nancy McFallJean, MSW
Presenters will provide an overview of the Supportive School Discipline Initiative (SSDI), an unprecedented cross-sector effort to support positive school climate and promote use of school discipline practices that foster safe, supportive, and productive learning environments. Attorney General Holder & Education Secretary Duncan announced this bold interagency collaboration in July, 2011.Through the SSDI, the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), other federal partners, philanthropy & experts from the field, are promoting awareness, and supporting development of policies and practices that keep students engaged in school while holding them appropriately accountable for their actions.
Presenters will provide an overview of related resources and grant opportunities and share information about successful cross-sector collaborations.