Juvenile Justice


Dear Colleague Letter – US Department of Education
A Dear Colleague Letter on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for Students with Disabilities in Correctional Facilities from Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to clarify state and public agency obligations to ensure the provision of a free appropriate public education to eligible students with disabilities in correctional facilities.
Source:  US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, December 2014

Dear Colleague Letter – US Department of Education
A Dear Colleague Letter on Access to Federal Pell Grants for Students in Juvenile Justice Facilities clarifies the extent to which confined youth may be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant Program, and is accompanied by a fact sheet for students and a detailed set of questions and answers for institutions of higher education.
Source:  US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, December 8, 2014

Dear Colleague Letter – US Department of Education
A Dear Colleague Letter on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for Students with Disabilities in Correctional Facilities from Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to clarify state and public agency obligations to ensure the provision of a free appropriate public education to eligible students with disabilities in correctional facilities.
Source:  US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, December 5, 2014

Dear Colleague Letter – US Department of Justice & US Department of Education
A Dear Colleague Letter on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for Students with Disabilities in Correctional Facilities from Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to clarify state and public agency obligations to ensure the provision of a free appropriate public education to eligible students with disabilities in correctional facilities.
Source:  US Department of Justice & US Department of Education, December 8, 2014

Guiding Principles for Providing High-Quality Education in Juvenile Justice Secure Care Settings
A set of Guiding Principles for Providing High-Quality Education in Juvenile Justice Secure Care Settings, outlines five principles and supporting core activities to improve education practices, or implement new ones. Authored jointly by the U.S. departments of Education and Justice, the guide is meant to help agencies and facilities serving youth in correctional education provide education services comparable to those available to students in community schools.
Source:  US Department of Education & US Department of Justice, December 2014

Letter to Chief State School Officers and State Attorney Generals
Letter discusses the importance of providing high-quality correctional education.
Source:  US Department of Education & US Department of Justice, December 2014

Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities in Juvenile Corrections
This web-based toolkit from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education can help State educational agencies, educators, families, facilities, and community agencies to better support and improve the long-term outcomes for youth with disabilities in juvenile correctional facilities. The toolkit includes topical briefs, family engagement strategies, and resources that summarize evidence- and research-based practices in juvenile corrections.
Source:  US Department of Education

Transition Toolkit 3.0:  Meeting the Educational Needs of Youth Exposed to the Juvenile Justice System
The toolkit brings together strategies, existing practices, and updated resources to enable administrators and practitioners with proven, high-quality transition services for students moving in, through, and out of the juvenile justice system. The toolkit includes information at various phases through the transition process from entry to release, as well as best practices, legal considerations, and various opportunities for justice-impacted youth after exiting a juvenile justice facility. It also includes guiding principles for effectively supporting justice-impacted youth, specific practices for implementing those guiding principles, and structured guidance for practitioners as they implement these new practices.
Source:  The National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth

You Got This – Educational Pathways for Youth Transitioning from Juvenile Justice Facilities
The guide is designed to empower justice-impacted youth with the information, tips, and resources they need to plan for their future after leaving a facility. The packet provides checklists, guidance, lists of resources, and templates of commonly required documents to help students prepare for a successful re-entry.
Source:  US Department of Education

 

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