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Advisory: School Justice Partnership Launching for Students in Wayne County

Program to focus on keeping kids in school and out of court

Local court, school, law enforcement, juvenile justice and county officials will launch the School Justice Partnership (SJP) in a signing ceremony on Thursday, April 12. The SJP aims to keep kids in school and out of court by reducing law enforcement involvement in minor misconduct at schools.

Wayne County court, school, law enforcement and county officials, along with representatives from the executive and judicial branches of North Carolina state government and other community leaders, including:

  • Chief District Court Judge R. Les Turner
  • District Court Judge Ericka James
  • Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce
  • Goldsboro Chief of Police Mike West
  • Wayne County School Superintendent Michael Dunsmore, Ph.D.
  • Wayne County School Board Chair Patricia Burden

Thursday, April 12, at 12:00 p.m.
Press is invited to attend and should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Maxwell Center, 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27530

The School Justice Partnership is a group of community stakeholders who work together to establish specific guidelines for school discipline in a way that minimizes suspensions, expulsions, and school-based referrals to court for minor misconduct. The main goal of the SJP is to keep kids in school and out of court for routine misconduct at school. SJPs are being developed throughout North Carolina as a result of the state’s recently enacted Raise the Age law.

Publish Date: 04/11/2018
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