HELP US CHALLENGE – AND CHANGE – THE STATUS QUO
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It’s a jungle out there for kids with concerning behaviors. And it’s not a walk in the park for parents, educators, mental health professionals, staff in facilities, or law enforcement professionals either. Changing lenses, practices, structures, and systems that support punitive, exclusionary practices that are often applied to these kids — practices that propel them down the very costly and unnecessary pipeline to prison — is no easy task. Signing up to become a Lives in the Balance Advocator is your way of showing that you are committed to changing things for the better. We’ll keep you in the loop on promising practices and legislation and provide you with resources that will help you advocate for change nationally and in your neck of the woods.
“If compassion and mercy are not compatible with politics, then something is the matter with politics.”- U.S. President Gerald R. Ford