2019 Symposium Resources

Our Headline Presenters

Chief Judge Michael Forte

Rhode Island Family Court

Larome Myrick

Director of Juvenile Justice, RI Dept of Children, Youth and Families

Peter McWalters

Ex-RI Commissioner of Education

Other Speakers, Storytellers and YRP Staff

Research and References on the School to Prison Pipeline

Photo credit:  America’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline The full report by The Children’s Defense Fund is available here.

This is a research brief done by Leah Shorb, a Brown University student working as an intern for the Youth Restoration Project during 2019.  She conducted an extensive search of the relevant sources, painting the landscape of the school-to-prison pipeline for us, both in the US and in Rhode Island.  Her work is organized under the following categories, with listed references:

  • Defining the School to Prison Pipeline
  • Origins: Zero-Tolerance and Exclusionary Disciplinary Policies
  • Disparate Effects on Marginalized Groups
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Increased Surveillance and Criminalization of Youth
  • Drop-outs and Criminal Justice Involvement

Symposium Materials

Valerie Tutson, RI Black Storytellers

Trinice Holden, Youth Restoration Project

The Fourth Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice Practices in Rhode Island was sponsored by the Youth Restoration Project.  We acknowledge the financial support of the National Institute of Justice in developing some of our materials.