Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2012-B024
Title: Promote Alternative to the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Substituted
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 77th General Convention acknowledge that we live in a society where there exists "a pipeline from school to prison," a devastating process that undermines the hope of children and young people in challenged communities, and replaces that hope with a belief that incarceration is not only inevitable, but is a laudable Rite of Passage worthy of pursuit that will give them status in their communities. Rather we believe that The Episcopal Church can promote an alternative vision necessary to transform these unjust structures of society; and be it further

Resolved, That the offices of Black Ministries and Social and Economic Justice work collaboratively to identify and support and/or create programs, and work with local leaders to empower challenged communities to, through grass roots organizing and education, turn the Pipeline to Prison into a Pipeline to the Kingdom; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention request the Joint Standing Committe on Program, Budget and Finance to consider a budget allocation of $300,000 for the implementation of this resolution.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, 2012 (New York: General Convention, 2012), pp. 711-712.