March 8, 2018
|Room: *||North Pavilion 6|
|Time: *||12:15 pm-1:15 pm|
Restorative Justice: A Prison to College Pipeline (Pathway to Reentry and Recidivism Prevention Approach: Transitioning Incarcerated Alternative School Graduates into Post Secondary Education)
The systematic and oppressive structures of U.S. educational systems are built upon the traditional models of superior and inferior beings. The majority of the pedagogy, curriculum, and history being taught in traditional American classrooms encourage, support, and uplift white privilege, leaving the experiences of many under-served people of color excluded. When people of color do not fit into the constructs of traditional education, many are confined and ridiculed for resisting these policies of systematic oppression. My Pathway to (RE)entry and (RE)cidivism Prevention program (P(RE)P) (Davis, 2017) is a strategically designed restorative practice used to dismantle some of the destruction caused to incarcerated youth impacted by the school to prison pipeline. P(RE)P's Prison 2 College Pipeline (P2CP) will serve as a form of restorative and social justice, equalizing the distribution of wealth, opportunity, and privilege for minority and poverty-stricken youth. Restorative Justice is "a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by criminal behavior" (Graves & Mirsky, 2007). My Pathway to Prevention restorative practice will help positively influence the underserved, undereducated, and under-resourced juveniles impacted by mass incarceration.
Dr. Tasha Davis, Lake Land College inside of Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice -IYC St. Charles, St Charles
Dr. Shaniqua Jones, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights
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