Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline With an Alternative to Arrest: The Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program

Naomi E. Goldstein, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Co-Director, JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology
Director, Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab
Drexel University

Stoneleigh Foundation


About the speaker:
Naomi E. Goldstein, PhD, is Professor of Psychology, Co-Director of the JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology, and Director of the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab at Drexel University; she is also a Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow. Dr. Goldstein collaborates with community stakeholders to use social science research to improve juvenile justice policy and practice. For nearly 20 years, her work has focused on the role of adolescent development in legal decision making and legal outcomes. She currently focuses on cross-systems work to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, reform juvenile probation systems, protect youths’ rights during police questioning, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities within the justice system.

Dr. Goldstein has served as primary investigator, co-investigator, and consultant on federal, state, and foundation grants and has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, forensic assessment tools, a juvenile justice treatment manual, and several books on juvenile justice. Additionally, Dr. Goldstein has authored, co-authored, and contributed to national and state juvenile justice legislation, policy reports, and amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Goldstein has served on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals, strategic planning and research advisory committees of national organizations, and numerous juvenile justice work groups and policy committees. 

Dr. Goldstein received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and completed her clinical internship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She obtained her BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University.


Learning objectives:
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Appreciate the nature of the school-to-prison pipeline and implications of school-based arrest
  • Understand the Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program as a mechanism to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Recognize the impacts of the Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program on youth outcomes, school climate, and community safety


Remote live streaming locations:

  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland: OPC Room A
  • UCSF Parnassus: LP-190


UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and are intended only for an audience of medical professionals.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be available for licensed physicians participating in this activity. To qualify for CME credit for this event, participants must (1) attend in-person or at one of the approved live streaming locations listed above; and (2) sign in at their location.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Building 5, Room 7M30
1001 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110