Supportive School Discipline Initiative

Supportive School Discipline Initiative

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John McLaughlin, Federal program manager, Title I, Part D, U.S. Department of Education; Robin Delany-Shabazz, director, Concentration of Federal Efforts Program, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice; Kristen Harper, special assistant to the assistant secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education; Dennis Rozumalski, State Title I, Part D, coordinator, Delaware Department of Education; and David Osher, vice president, American Institutes for Research and principal investigator, NDTAC

This plenary session provided an overview of the Supportive School Discipline Initiative (SSDI), a joint initiative between the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to address what is known commonly as the “school-to-prison-pipeline"—harsh and exclusionary school disciplinary policies and practices that push youth out of school and into the justice system. The session also addressed the relevance of the SSDI initiative to the Title I, Part D, (Part D) program and how State coordinators of the Part D program can promote and act as catalysts for the initiative in their States.


Resource Date

July 2012