Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Assessing School-to-Prison Pipeline

This project will provide empirical evidence to practitioners and policymakers with an assessment of the use of school-based referrals to the juvenile justice system, a practice that has been relatively ignored in the research literature. Using data from the FDJJ Juvenile Justice Information System, the Florida Department of Education, and county contextual measures, cohorts of youths who received school-based referrals to FDJJ and youths who received referrals outside of schools will be created for the years 2004 to 2011. Analyses will provide practitioners and policymakers with important information as to the consequences of school-based referrals and whether these youth are adversely impacted relative to their future offending and immersion in the juvenile justice system.

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William Bales, Ph.D.
Professor, FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice
 
George Pesta, Ph.D.
Associate Director, FSU Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Principal Investigator: William Bales

Project Director: George Pesta

Research Advisor: Thomas Blomberg, Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology, FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Research Partner: Department of Juvenile Justice, Mark Greenwald

Graduate Students: Julie Mestre Brancale and Melissa Nadel

Dates: January 2014 to December 2017

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice

Funding Amount: $495,000