We believe a child’s ability to grow socially, emotionally, academically and economically relies on staying in school and not in court.
We know when children receive guidance and support, they are better prepared to be productive and responsible citizens. Did you know effective and restorative discipline and intervention can be the difference between helping a child understand and improve their behavior and a life in the criminal justice system?
Juvenile Justice reform in Georgia reduced incarceration of children younger than 17 by 56% since 2014.
On average, 15,000 students in K through 3rd grade are suspended each year in Georgia.
In 2017, corporal punishment was used more than 7,200 times on more than 4,600 students.