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NCJ Number: 178900 Find in a Library
Title: From the Courthouse to the Schoolhouse: Making Successful Transitions
Series: OJJDP Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series
Author(s): Ronald D. Stephens; June L. Arnette
Date Published: February 2000
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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): Aftercare/juvenile parole; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile probation; Juvenile probation services; Mentoring programs; School delinquency programs
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