skip navigation

Justinfo Subscribe to Stay Informed

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


NCJRS Abstract


Subscribe to Stay Informed
Want to be in the know? JUSTINFO is a biweekly e-newsletter containing information about new publications, events, training, funding opportunities, and Web-based resources available from the NCJRS Federal sponsors. Sign up to get JUSTINFO in your inbox.

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
NCJ Number: NCJ 151264     Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Correctional Education: A Time for Change
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Robert J. Gemignani
Corporate Author: National Office for Social Responsibility
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 4
  Annotation: Based on the findings of an 18-month study conducted for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, this report recommends several specific changes in juvenile correctional education.
Abstract: Today's labor market demands a more comprehensive and advanced academic and vocational training curriculum than in the past. In addition, it is essential to address juvenile offenders' social and moral reasoning as well as academic skills. For juvenile correctional education to be effective, facility administrators must regard it as the most important component of the rehabilitation process. Academic programs must feature comprehension and complex problemsolving tasks and must integrate basic skills into challenging tasks that allow students to apply skills to real-life situations. Because up to 40 percent of incarcerated youth may have some form of learning disability, staff must have the capacity and resources to provide a full range of special education programs and services. Psychoeducational programming, employment training, transitional services between community schools and correctional facilities, and program evaluation and research are also needed.
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional education
Index Term(s): Juvenile educational services
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 92-JS-CX-K098
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: OJJDP Update on Research
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

* A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's web site is provided.