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NCJ Number: NCJ 240821     Find in a Library
Title: Providing Individually Tailored Academic and Behavioral Support Services for Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems Practice Guide
  Document URL: PDF PDF 
Author(s): S. Gonsoulin ; M. J. Darwin ; N. W. Read
Corporate Author: National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Ctr (NDTAC)
United States of America
Date Published: 4/2012
Page Count: 27
  Annotation: This practice guide presents information for use by corrections and child welfare officials on providing individually tailored academic and behavioral support services to youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
Abstract: This guidebook is for use by corrections and child welfare officials who wish to provide academic and behavioral support services for youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. These academic and support services need to be individually tailored to incarcerated and at-risk youth in order to address their academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs. These services are needed in order to break the cycle of negative educational experiences that many of these youth have while involved with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The guidebook begins a discussion of providing education across multiple settings: community-based traditional and alternative schools, day treatment centers, group homes, residential treatment centers, and detention and correctional facilities. Next, the guidebook presents five practices for implementing academic and behavioral support services. Practice 1 involves three strategies for collecting and using data to identify student needs and develop learning plans. Practice 2 involves four strategies for implementing procedures to ensure smooth transitions. Practice 3 involves three strategies for addressing gaps in academic skills and how to accelerate learning. Practice 4 involves four strategies for instructing students in ways that engage them in learning. Finally, Practice 5 presents four strategies for addressing behavioral and social needs to promote educational success. Figures and references
Main Term(s): Juvenile educational services
Index Term(s): Educational benefits ; Juvenile justice reform ; Juvenile program coordination ; Juvenile correctional education ; Juvenile correctional programs ; Juvenile detention reform ; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs ; Juvenile offenders ; Juvenile justice policies ; Educational reform
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Education
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
United States of America
Grant Number: GS-10F-0112
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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