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NCJ Number: NCJ 178900     Find in a Library
Title: From the Courthouse to the Schoolhouse: Making Successful Transitions
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Author(s): Ronald D. Stephens ; June L. Arnette
Date Published: 02/2000
Page Count: 16
  Series: OJJDP Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series
  Annotation: This Bulletin, one of a series of Bulletins that focuses on both promising and effective programs and innovative strategies to reach "Youth Out of the Education Mainstream" (YOEM), describes effective approaches for reintegrating youth from juvenile justice system settings into the education mainstream and provides information on promising programs, practices, and resources.
Abstract: A number of significant and innovative programs and strategies have been developed for helping delinquent youth re-enter the education mainstream. Foremost is the trend toward improving communication among all of the agencies and other entities involved in helping these youth develop and achieve positive goals. Communities must forge partnerships among public and private youth-serving agencies to provide a continuum of treatment and aftercare services for juvenile offenders and their families. Education services provided to juvenile offenders, both within juvenile correctional facilities and outside in the community schools, must reflect current education philosophy, curriculum content development, and instructional techniques. Instruction must be relevant to these students' interests and needs and must allow them to make connections to real-life situations. They also need job skills training to prepare them for future employment. This Bulletin includes descriptions of existing programs that provide transitional support for leaving confinement, transitional educational placements, school enrollment, mentoring, and school-based probation. 23 notes
Main Term(s): Juvenile educational services
Index Term(s): Interagency cooperation ; School delinquency programs ; Juvenile probation ; Aftercare/juvenile parole ; Juvenile probation services ; Mentoring programs
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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