Stopping school-to-prison pipeline focus of new program at Pittsburgh Public Schools
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Public Schools is leading a movement along with community organizations to protect Black children from falling victim to the juvenile detention system.
District leaders will be asking the school board to approve a contract with RMC Research Corporation (RMC), if approved - would study current police data, calls for service arrests and citations.
The push comes after the Black Girls Equity Alliance released a report showing African American students in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County continue to be referred to the juvenile courts at a much higher rate than white children. The report cites that PPS is the largest source of referrals for Black girls in the county.