Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems

This Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) white paper outlines potential strategies, programs and resources that will enable political and agency leaders, policymakers, and practitioners to act collaboratively across systems to effectively improve the educational outcomes for youth known to multiple systems of care. This paper was originally released at a symposium on May 7, 2010 in Washington, DC. A second edition of this paper was released in 2012. This edition of the paper include references to guides that the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC), which is housed at the American Institutes for Research, has developed to elaborate upon the principles this paper presents. 

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May 2010