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43rd Juvenile Justice Symposium

March 23-25, 2022

MS Coalition networked with teachers, mental health counselors, youth court staff and professionals working in juvenile detention centers across the state of Mississippi. In regards to the school to prison pipeline, zero tolerance policies and harsh discipline like corporal punishment only contribute to the school to prison pipeline. Our stance is that students need to be exposed to conflict resolution, peer mediation, restorative justice models, scholars of peace and other alternatives that teach them how to deal with conflict and addresses behavioral issues. Visit our "Alternatives" Page to learn more.

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Advocacy Day at Mississippi State Capitol

March 11, 2022

MS Coalition to End Corporal Punishment participated in Advocacy Day at the State Capitol hosted by the MS Coalition to End Domestic Violence.

The purpose of the 2022 MCADV Advocacy Day is to bring awareness to the collaborative work of our organization, our community partners, and MS legislators to provide life saving polices for the citizens of Mississippi.

The Mississippi Coalition was formed in 2020 to advance the efforts by Nollie Jenkins Family Center to eliminate corporal punishment in public schools across Mississippi. Visit our website for more info at https://www.mscoalitiontoendcorporalpunishment.org

Mississippi leads the country in the use of corporal punishment in schools-nearly one-third of all students hit in the U.S. are in Mississippi schools. Teachers & administrators beat students even though families, medical professionals, researchers, and educators agree it is harmful and ineffective

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SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING
Serving All Students: Promoting a Healthier, More Supportive School Environment

February 16, 2022

The upcoming hearing by the House Education and Labor Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee on tomorrow will  consider Restraint & Seclusion and Corporal Punishment.  My colleague & co-facilitator of the Federal Corporal Punishment Working Group, Morgan Craven will give testimony. This hearing is before the House Democrat 

and Republican members.  Watch hearing here.

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MS Coalition Presentation to MS NAACP Education Committee

January 13, 2022

Presentation to Education Committee to make ending corporal punishment in Mississippi one of the goals of the MS NAACP.

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Social Emotional Learning Training with Communities for Just School Fund

January 21, 2022

SEL has become a new terms but in actuality organization like ours have always incorporated social emotional learniing in how organize and interact with community. Furthermore, the topic of SEL among legislators and schools give the Coalition the opportunity to highlight the fact that we can have schools that are socially & emotionally safe while still using corporal punishment in schools.

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How Volunteering in San Francisco Can Make a World of Difference

December 12, 2025

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Local Non-Profit Makes a Splash with Summer Fundraiser

August 9, 2025

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From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Mississippi Coalition to End Corporal Punishment

June 5, 2025

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Interview with Mississippi Coalition to End Corporal Punishment Director

October 9, 2025

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Mississippi Coalition to End Corporal Punishment: Dedication and Service with Proven Impact

November 12, 2025

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Lessons Learned: The Key to Non-Profit Program Evaluation

January 22, 2025

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How Volunteering in San Francisco Can Make a World of Difference

December 12, 2025

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Local Non-Profit Makes a Splash with Summer Fundraiser

August 9, 2025

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From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Mississippi Coalition to End Corporal Punishment

June 5, 2025

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Interview with Mississippi Coalition to End Corporal Punishment Director

October 9, 2025

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Mississippi Coalition to End Corporal Punishment: Dedication and Service with Proven Impact

November 12, 2025

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NO HIT ZONE Training

January 27, 2022

MS Coalition is planning to implement NO HIT Zones in spaces across communities while partnering with the national NO HIT ZONES organization.

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Reclaiming SEL Webinar

December 1, 2021

Currently, there is a suite of bills at the federal level that would provide historic levels of funding for school districts to invest in social-emotional learning, restorative justice, and hire counselors, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health practitioners. These bills would also remove federal funding from policing and ban corporal punishment. In order to make sure schools are holistically safe, we cannot just add a social-emotional learning curriculum without also changing school climate conditions that police, punish, and criminalize Black and Brown children. We cannot just incentivize social-emotional learning through grant programs without getting rid of police and corporal punishment.
This webinar will bring organizers, policy advocates, school district officials, educators, and other education stakeholders together to discuss the importance of federal engagement in ensuring education justice. The webinar will also highlight the powerful, withstanding grassroots efforts that continue to influence and shape policy and consider what implementation must look like if these bills are passed.