Minority Overrepresentation in School Discipline
The Oregon Chapter of the ACLU released a report in 2010 on the "School to Prison
Pipeline" in Oregon, which focuses on data showing that
African-American, Latino and Native American students more often
face exclusionary discipline -- suspension and expulsion --
relative to their Caucasian peers. Read more here.
Juvenile Rights Project, Inc. (now, Youth, Rights & Justice)
received juvenile violence prevention grants from the Oregon
Criminal Justice Commission, administered by its Juvenile Justice
Advisory Committee, in 2001-2002, 2003 and 2004. The
program provided legal representation to minority middle school
students in the Portland Public Schools who were facing school
expulsion. The program was very successful in keeping these
students in school.
The final grant year was spend producing a report and
recommendations concerning the disproportionate school exclusion of
minority students in Oregon schools. This is the
the Achievement gap: Reducing
minority overrepresentation in school discipline
This project was supported by a Formula Grant Awarded by the
federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,
Office of Justice Programs, to the State of Oregon Criminal Justice
The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations
expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the
authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S.
Department of Justice.