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NCJ Number: 152101 Find in a Library
Title: Developing Interagency Collaboration Between Special Education and Juvenile Justice: The Indiana Experience or How to Make It Work
Journal: Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services  Volume:9  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1994)  Pages:17-21
Author(s): C B Feaster; L A Elliott; J R McCormick
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 5
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The collaborative process initiated to address the needs of juvenile detention center educators in Indiana is described.
Abstract: Prior to implementing the collaborative initiative, it became apparent that the first step in the process involved building an understanding of education from the perspectives of both public schools and the juvenile justice system. Factors influencing this reciprocal understanding included learning administrative hierarchies, professional terminology, and issues in educational service delivery in each setting. Juvenile detention center educators attended monthly meetings and professional conferences and developed a curriculum that facilitated communication with local educational activities. Continuing support activities focus on services to manage the transition from the detention center to the community setting, family interventions, and professional and program development. 11 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile detention
Index Term(s): Indiana; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile educational services
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