School Justice Summits in Georgia

By Michelle Barclay

Two mornings this fall were devoted to hosting School Justice Summits by two separate Juvenile Courts in partnership with their county and city school systems.   The purpose of the summits is to talk about the connection of school discipline to criminal justice reform, disproportionality of individual and system responses and the implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). 

Speakers for these summits have included: Commissioner Avery Niles;  Justice Harold Melton; Judge Michael Boggs; Judge Glenda Hatchett; Judge Bradley Boyd; Judge Vincent Crawford; Judge Desiree Peagler; Judge Renata Turner; Dr. Garry McGiboney; Theodore Carter; Rob Rhodes; Deanna Rogers; Deana Holiday Ingraham; Jennifer Bartl; Polly McKinney; Jacqueline Bunn; Deanna Hibbard; and Randee Waldman.  Sponsors of these summits included the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, the JC/Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia; the Georgia Department of Education; Annie E. Casey Foundation; the Barton Child Law and Policy Center at Emory University, and Georgia Appleseed.
For an archived video of the DeKalb School Justice Summit held on November 12, please see:
For an archived video of the Fulton School Justice Summit held on October 9, please see:
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