Project NIA

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Project NIA is an American advocacy organization that supports youth in trouble with the law as well as those victimized by violence and crime, through community-based alternatives as opposed to formal legal proceedings. This project is aiming to end juvenile incarceration.[1]

NIA comes from a Swahili word for "with purpose".[1]

Suspension stories[edit]

Suspension stories is an initiative resulting from the collaboration between the Project NIA and the Rogers Park Young Women's Action Team [1] that collect stories about students involved with unfair Suspension and Expulsion[2] primarily through videos[3] They have also filmed and gathered information from teachers and other school personnel[4]

See also[edit]

Rogers Park Young Women's Action Team


  1. ^ a b "Home Page". Project NIA. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Challenging the School to Prison Pipeline". Suspension Stories. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  3. ^ "Suspension Stories Project". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  4. ^ "Suspension Story: Anton M shares his story". YouTube. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2013-08-19.

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