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    Supportive School Discipline / Communities of Practice

    Implementing School-Based Diversion Programs
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    3:00-4:15 PM ET

    Students who are suspended, expelled, face school-based arrests, or have been arrested are at greater risk of entering the juvenile justice system. One strategy communities are taking to pursue supportive school discipline is to implement programs that divert youth from the juvenile justice system. The first Supportive School Discipline Community of Practice (SSDCoP) webinar for FY 2018-19 will focus on diversion programs. In particular, it will address the crucial role of embedding structural supports — such as school-based practices and policies, partnering across systems, culture change and leadership, and training — in the success and sustainability of a diversion program. During this webinar we will:
    • Highlight key objectives of diversion programs;
    • Discuss the best practices for implementing and improving school-based diversion programs;
    • Learn about prominent research- and evidence-based diversion frameworks, practices and strategies;
    • Hear how two local school diversion programs are successfully stemming juvenile justice involvement; and
    • Discuss next steps and our upcoming follow-up web-based discussion on December 18, 2018.

    Please be on the lookout for the save-the-date for our follow-up web-based discussion on diversion on Tuesday, December 18, 2018!


    Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR)
    Shay Bilchik, Director

    Philadelphia, PA
    Kevin Bethel, Senior Policy Advisor & Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow
    Juvenile Justice Research Reform Lab, Department of Psychology, Drexel University and Timene Farlow, Deputy Commissioner
    Juvenile Justice Services Division, Department of Human Services

    Lincoln/Lancaster County, NE

    Sara Hoyle, Director, Human Services, Nebraska;
    Jason Stille, Captain, Lincoln Police Department; and
    Russ Uhing, Director of Student Services, Lincoln Public Schools


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