November 2016
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Success
Our work to dismantle the school to prison pipeline continues.

Dr. Michael Forte, Principal of Rothschild Leadership Academy, a public middle school in Muscogee County, shared remarkable data about the impact of PBIS on his school thus far this school year:  

As compared to the previous year, Out-of-School Suspension days decreased by 40%, ISS days decreased by 13% and number of office referrals decreased by 16%.  This is important because we know that a 1% increase in school climate (impact of PBIS) is estimated to decrease discipline actions per pupil by 1.35%.  We also know that a 1% decrease in the number of school days attended predicts a 1.25% increase in the total number of juvenile delinquencies.  Conversely, a 5% increase in student attendance leads to a 5% reduction in juvenile delinquency.  

GA Appleseed continues to press forward for 100% PBIS coverage in all Muscogee public schools.

The Georgia Heirs Property Law Center continues to grow in order to do its great work!
Joanne Johnston
Legal Projects Director

Chief Operating Officer
Congrats to our Board Member, Harold Franklin!
Harold Franklin
Partner, King & Spalding
The Daily Report has announced Harold Franklin as an Attorney of the Year Finalist.   Read the article here

The article discusses his work with the Atlanta Bar and GA Appleseed:
" Bar volunteers helped interview about 140 stakeholders for a Georgia Appleseed report on Race, Law Enforcement and the Law that was unveiled at the symposium. The report's recommendations include laws mandating that Georgia's 628 law enforcement agencies adopt standard operating procedures and increase training on the use of lethal force."
This manual was produced with the generous support of the Atlanta Bar/LRIS Foundation.
Race, Law Enforcement, and 
The Law (RLE&TL)
Community Conversations Guide

In our continued work in RLE&TL, we have published a guide that provides practical, "nuts and bolts." advice to community leaders who wish to work with local law enforcement to have their own "crucial conversations." 

The need for meaningful, sustained community engagement is great, and Georgia Appleseed encourages more community conversations around the country.
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