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TEDx Talk: Second Chances – Police dismantling the school to prison pipeline

September 25, 2017

Stoneleigh Fellow Kevin Bethel presented the Police School Diversion Program at a TEDx event. 

What if instead of criminalizing normal adolescent behaviors in schools, police are trained to identify and respond to the root causes of those behaviors? Former Philadelphia deputy police commissioner and Stoneleigh Fellow Kevin Bethel’s mission is to dismantle the “school to prison pipeline”, a disturbing national trend, where students, who are disproportionately African American, are being funneled out of schools and into the criminal justice system. This talk was delivered at a TEDx event.