“How to stop the school-to-prison pipeline? The answer is simple, because it works:
restorative practices. Spreading from schools to the streets, the practices can help build a safer, saner
world.” so says John Bailie, International Institute of Restorative Practices.
In an article titled “The Use of Restorative Practices as a Strategy for Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline” by IIRP Assistant Professor and Director of Continuing Education Dr. John Bailie has just been published in Race, Law, and Justice: Strategies for Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline, a series of articles as a follow-up to a symposium held in February 2013 by the District Attorney’s office of Kings County, New York, and Medgar Evers College, City University of New York. Bailie’s piece is printed below. The entire journal, which includes an array of articles looking at many relevant issues and perspectives on race, zero tolerance and alternatives like restorative justice, may be downloaded for free.