On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights held a hearing on ending the school-to-prison pipeline. This was the first congressional hearing to be held on this subject. Seven witnesses were invited to testify before the subcommittee; their comments are available online. In addition, subcommittee chair Senator Dick Durbin’s office has requested that parents, students, educators, and advocates submit written testimony as soon as possible. GSIW partner Advocates for Children’s Services, a project of Legal Aid of North Carolina, submitted a powerful statement documenting the state of the school-to-prison pipeline in North Carolina.
If you would like to provide your own testimony, you can submit your comments by e-mail to: stephanie_trifone@
Statements are due no later than Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 5:00PM.