The Power of Art to Build Strong Youth and Heal Trauma

The Huffington Post

April 11, 2016


The school-to-prison pipeline is essentially a set of policies and practices that favor incarceration over education, punishment over rehabilitation, reinforce zero-tolerance policies, and disproportionately push students - particularly students of color and an overwhelming number of boys - out of the classroom and into our juvenile halls and camps. The school-to-prison pipeline - which too often starts when student behavior is addressed in a manner that is disproportionate to the offending act - is symptomatic in many instances of unaddressed trauma and the need for healing.
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