The Education Imperative - Presentation on Juvenile Justice Involvement (2014)

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That academic level of young people in the juvenile justice system rarely exceeds elementary grade level. These adolescent-aged youth have high levels of special education needs and disabilities, trauma, and previous school discipline encounters. Experts agree that if the special needs of these youth are not met, they are at risk of dropping out of school and returing to the justice system, at considerable social and financial cost.  

View this presentation to the Board of State and Community Corrections by Statewide Education Rights Director Laura Faer from May 2014.