Susan Ferriss

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About Susan Ferriss

Susan Ferriss is a prize-winning former foreign correspondent who has been investigating treatment of children by the U.S. justice and immigration system, law enforcement and the school-discipline process. She joined the Center in 2011. She won a first-place investigative prize from the national Education Writers Association for her 2012 series revealing how thousands of Los Angeles school police citations were pushing mostly Latino and black kids, almost half younger than 14, into courts for minor infractions. She is also a two-time Casey journalism award finalist for her police stories and an investigation into excessive expulsions of students in Kern County, California’s “expulsion capital.”

Virginia Tops Nation in Sending Students to Cops, Courts: Where does your state rank?

Kayleb Moon-Robinson was 11 years old last fall when charges — criminal charges — began piling up at school. Diagnosed as autistic, Kayleb was being scolded for misbehavior one day and kicked a trash can at Linkhorne Middle School in Lynchburg, Virginia, in the Blue [...]

Virginia Tops Nation in Sending Students to Cops, Courts: Where does your state rank?2016-11-29T17:37:16+00:00