Marginalisation and exclusion, including from school, increases a young person’s risk of getting involved with the criminal justice system. Two in three young people in Australian prisons had been suspended or expelled before their arrest – yet we know school provides the support, structure and purpose young people need to get their lives back on track after making bad decisions and becoming involved with the justice system.
School provides a pathway to rehabilitation. But how do we get young people on it?
School Not Prison is a free, interactive webinar for educators and people who work with at-risk young people, who want to gain the knowledge and practical tools needed to help young people re-engage with education.
We’ll hear first-hand from a student involved with the justice system, sharing his story of the support he needed after leaving youth detention. Following this conversation, we’ll hear short presentations and an interactive Q+A session with our expert panel.