New Grantees Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children

PIP’s Just and Fair Schools Fund (JFSF) is pleased to announce its first 21 grantees organizing communities to uphold the right to education and to break the school-to-prison pipeline across the U.S.

Zero-tolerance, aggressive policing, and other extreme school discipline policies push youth out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This school-to-prison pipeline denies young people their human right to education — particularly low-income youth, students of color, LGBTQ youth, English language learners, homeless youth, youth in foster care, and students with disabilities.

JFSF two-year grants will support youth and parent leadership to break the school-to-prison pipeline. From elementary and high school pilot programs, to state- and district-wide policies, JFSF grantees are working to put into place effective school discipline approaches that keep children engaged and learning in school.

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