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February 25, 2016

Investing In "Disconnected" Youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Without early work experiences, foster youth and justice-involved youth fail to develop the necessary job skills and networking experience to find family-sustaining jobs as young adults.

Tags:Ban the Box|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Community and School Reentry|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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December 17, 2015

What "school" is really like in juvenile justice facilities.

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We asked our youth advocates what their education was like during and after their placement in a juvenile justice facility. Here's what they told us:

Tags:Access to Education|Juveniles for Justice|Community and School Reentry|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Youth Engagement Programs
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December 09, 2014

Federal Agencies Release Landmark Guidance on Education in Juvenile Justice Facilities

posted by Juvenile Law Center

On December 8, 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released a joint policy guidance package to inform state and local education and juvenile justice agencies of best practices to improve the quality of education in juvenile justice facilities and remind these agencies of their legal obligations to do so.

Tags:Access to Education|Juveniles for Justice|Community and School Reentry|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Youth Engagement Programs
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