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Juvenile Justice Initiative

MPACT’s Challenging the School to Prison Pipeline Juvenile Justice Initiative (RISE)

MPACT’s Tools that Challenge the School to Prison Pipeline Juvenile Justice Initiative focuses on providing training, information and supports that reach families of justice-involved youth and youth with behaviors that adults find challenging where they are; inspiring families and youth to advocate for their educational rights, and empowering them to become effective advocates for themselves. Our Tools that Challenge the School to Prison Pipeline training provides parents, youth and professionals tools and resources that reshape how we see behavior and discipline. Participants learn how zero tolerance discipline policies influence the suspension and graduation rates of students with disabilities and those of low economic status; how to strategically identify and address behaviors using evidence based approaches and how a Functional Behavior Assessment and be used to develop Positive Behavior Intervention Plans that work.