Public Policy Clinic Advances Work to Dismantle School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah

By Stephanie Pitcher for The Public Policy Clinic has been forging ahead with several great projects this semester, building on the work from our recently published report and promoting community-wide conversations that would help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline in Utah. Currently, the Clinic is focusing many of its efforts on outreach to school districts […]

2L Walsh Publishes St. George Spectrum Op-Ed

Vanessa Walsh, a 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently published an op-ed in the St. George Spectrum. Titled “School-to-prison pipeline in Utah can be minimized,” Walsh’s editorial comments on her work as part of the Public Policy Clinic with Professor Emily Chiang. Click here to read Walsh’s St. George Spectrum op-ed.

Chiang Interviewed by Fox13 About At-Risk Children

Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed October 10, 2014 about at-risk youth in Utah’s school system. As part of the College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic, Chiang and law students published the report, From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: Utah’s School-to-Prison Pipeline. “Because most of the studies show that when you discipline students and you don’t address the […]

The School to Prison Pipeline in Utah

By Vanessa Walsh for the Public Policy Clinic blog. On October 6, 2014, the Public Policy Clinic released its report, From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School to Prison Pipeline in Utah. Among other things, the report shows over 1,200 disciplinary actions were given in Utah elementary schools in 2011—including law enforcement referrals, school-related arrests, and expulsions. […]

From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah

Salt Lake City – UT, In the first report of its kind in the state, students at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law used recently released U.S. Department of Education data to examine school discipline rates in Utah. Their findings indicate that Utah students are being disciplined in extraordinarily high numbers starting […]

Students publish Op-Ed in El Periodico de Utah

 ¿Están los Niños Hispanos de Utah en Camino de la Escuela a la Prisión? Salt lake City (UTAH) – Una versión de esta opinión apareció en el Salt Lake Tribune el 19 de octubre del 2013. Hace algunos años, uno de nosotros se apresuraba a clase en una de las principales escuelas secundarias de […]

New Translations Available (Arabic, Spanish, and Somali)

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Workshops in the Community by Clinic Students

Students from the Public Policy Clinic are providing workshops in the community. These are free to attend.   Hartland Partnership Center: October 26, 2:00 p.m.1578 West 1700 South, Salt Lake City Lied Boys & Girls Club: October 28, 4:00 p.m.464 South Concord Street, Salt Lake City Capitol West Boys & Girls Club: November 5, 4:30 […]

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The Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune released articles covering the grades released for Utah schools. Utah assigns grades to all schools – how did yours do? Grades for Utah schools bring strong reaction from parents and educators    

High School Students: Know Your Rights When Suspended or Expelled

The Students Rights Brochure was produced by law students participating in the public policy practicum, and is targeted to high school students who have been suspended or expelled, or are at risk of facing suspension or expulsion. The brochure empowers students facing suspension or expulsion by informing students of their due process rights. High school students: […]