Poster: Stopping the StoPP: Practical Applications for Clinicians to Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline

Stopping the StoPP: Practical Applications for Clinicians to Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline

Benjamin Carter, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

In recent times, there has developed an increasing amount of overlap between the juvenile, criminal justice system and the education system in the US. The collection of legal policies, social attitudes, school polices, and educational environments has contributed to this increase. These constructs collectively have been referred to as the School to Prison Pipeline. This social construct has served to funnel primarily African American/Black and Latino/a youth, typically males, out of the education system into the criminal justice system. The intention of this presentation is intended to develop direct applications of interventions designed to disrupt this cycle to clinicians, with a focus given to direct interventions, either therapeutically or socially, that clinicians can implement.

Keywords: School to Prison Pipeline, Education, Racism