The Prevention of Schoolhouse -2- Jailhouse Project seeks to minimize youth and families' interface with the Juvenile Justice system at both the local and state level. We provide support to families as they navigate the juvenile justice process. As a part of our work, we hold local systems accountable for developing a community-based system of care for youth and their families.
Upon request, we provide advocacy services on behalf of youth and their family at the school administrative level and youth court hearings. We continue to work to build a coordinated system of care for youth-friendly policies/practices, which include advocating against the adoption & implementation of zero tolerance and similar policies that push children out of schools and into the juvenile justice system.
We are partners with the Mississippi Coalition for the Prevention of Schoolhouse to Jailhouse, a statewide group of educators, community, legal, and public policy groups. The Coalition has dedicated itself to working for cost-effective and humane methods to close the Mississippi Schoolhouse to Jailhouse pipeline and reform its wasteful, ineffective juvenile justice system.
The evolving use of Corporal Punishment in schools
Nollie Jenkins Family Center's
Action Research Intervention Strategy:
Extend the new ban on corporal punishment adopted in Holmes County to all 138 school districts
throughout the State of Mississippi. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The infographic below is our visual depiction of the nearly 600-year history of the use of corporal punishment against people of African descent via the slave trade to the Americas, w/ specific reference to the 425 years of violence perpetrated against our Ancestors in the American South.
A growing controversy over the use of the “paddle” to discipline children has a painful racial subtext.
By Sarah Carr, April 8, 2014
Isolation rooms and paddling: What some schools in the South are doing to keep students in line.
By Eli Hager November 11, 2015
NJFC Youth Presentation to the Holmes County School Board
Student Rights, Regulations & Trends in Mississippi
Corporal Punishment in the South & Across the U.S.
Linking Corporal Punishment to Slavery & the Terror of Lynching in America
United Nations Affiliated Initiatives