Nationally recognized expert in school discipline and juvenile justice who oversees Texas Appleseed’s legal team, coordinating legal efforts on juvenile justice and the school-to-prison pipeline.
Tags: Children & Juvenile, Schools: Discipline
Links: Texas Appleseed bio | (Current as of: December 30, 2014)
Deborah Fowler oversees Texas Appleseed’s legal team, coordinating legal efforts on juvenile justice, the school-to-prison pipeline, and other Texas Appleseed project areas. She is a nationally recognized expert in school discipline and juvenile justice issues, having authored three major reports on the school-to-prison pipeline in Texas. She also authored the first of its kind handbook for attorneys representing defendants who have an intellectual disability. She received the 2011 Excellence in Public Interest Award for her contributions to public interest law. She also received the 2001 Ma’at Justice Award for the State Bar Women and the Law Section — given to individuals who actively address the needs and issues affecting women in the legal profession and in the community. Prior to assuming the Deputy Director’s position, Deborah served as Texas Appleseed’s Legal Director for five years. She also has extensive experience working with the judiciary, both as a judicial clerk and supervising attorney. Deborah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark College’s Northwestern School of Law.
CONTENT BY THIS PERSONOp-Ed Deborah Fowler
December 26, 2014
It has become apparent that Texas is too quick to refer children to the criminal justice system - and too slow to ask: Why?
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