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NCJ Number: 148700 Find in a Library
Title: Educational Provision for Young People in Custody: A Review of Provision and Coordination in NSW (New South Wales) Juvenile Justice Centres (From National Conference on Juvenile Justice, P 319-327, 1993, Lynn Atkinson and Sally-Anne Gerull, eds. -- See NCJ-148673)
Author(s): S T Smith
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Following a review of policy development for New South Wales' juvenile correctional educational services, this paper discusses the current provision and coordination of educational services for juveniles in custody and summarizes promising practices in the delivery of such services.
Abstract: The review of policy development for juvenile correctional educational services focuses on the agencies responsible for such services and outlines reviews and reports on the education of juvenile inmates in New South Wales. New South Wales coordinates juvenile correctional educational services through one centralized department and one decentralized department. Currently, interdepartmental relations are at their best, which has increased educational and training opportunities for residents of juvenile justice centers. Over the last 2 years, more juvenile residents have completed their School Certificates and their Higher School Certificates than at any previous time. Many have maintained their educational advancement while in custody and returned to their local schools to continue their studies. Promising practices that support effective special education programs in juvenile justice centers include functional assessments; appropriate curricula and instruction; transition services; and collaborative links among courts, schools, juvenile justice centers, and postrelease programs. 6 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Corrections; Corrections in foreign countries; Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Juvenile correctional education; Juvenile educational services; New South Wales
Note: From proceedings of the National Conference on Juvenile Justice, held in Adelaide, Australia, September 22-24, 1992.
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