Public Policy Clinic work cited in Deseret News op-ed

The work of the Public Policy Clinic on the School-to-Prison Pipline is cited in a May 5, 2016 op-ed in the Deseret News titled, “My view: The Youth PROMISE Act shifts focus to proactive.

At a middle school in Utah, two Native American boys were caught drinking cans of Dr. Pepper they took without permission from the faculty lounge. Their punishment? The boys were referred to law enforcement for “theft.” A recent report from the University of Utah Law School’s Public Policy Clinic found Native American students are four times more likely to receive a disciplinary action than white students.

Read the complete op-ed in the Deseret News »