Program Highlights: Transition and Prevention Programs Washoe County, Nevada

Transitioning between the juvenile justice system and the general education setting can be difficult for youth due to a variety of personal and institutional challenges. Youth exiting the juvenile justice system in Washoe County, Nevada encountered similar difficulties, including receiving nontransferable and misallocated credits for courses and exhibiting warning signs of disengagement from school. To address these transition issues, the Washoe County School District implemented a Transition Specialist Program in 2007, with the goal of reducing the number of youth who recidivate and increasing the number of youth who are successfully engaged in school, work, and their communities.

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Resource Date

January 2014