Mississippi Coalition to End Corporal Punishment
The Mississippi Coalition to End Corporal Punishment was formed in 2020 to advance the efforts of Nollie Jenkins Family Center to eliminate corporal punishment in public schools across Mississippi. Initially the Coalition started as a working group of organizations & individuals with one shared mission to accomplish. The coalition is comprised of Nollie Jenkins Family Center, One Voice, Fannie Lou Hamer Center for Change, Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson, Families As Allies, Activists With A Purpose and Tennesseans for Non Violent School Discipline. Visit our "Coalition Members" Page to learn more about these organizations and the amazing work they do.
We are working to
1.) Get legislation passed at the federal level, "Protecting Our Students in Schools Act of 2021"
2. ) create legislation & policy to be introduced at the next legislative session that addresses the elimination of corporal punishment in Mississippi.
3.) Conduct interviews of parents & students, uplifting their stories and experiences with corporal punishment.
4.) implement effective alternatives to discipline in schools
5.) Create safer more welcoming schools as we transition into life after covid.