Successfully Transitioning Youth Who Are Delinquent Between Institutions and Alternative and Community Schools (PDF)

This paper explores the rationale and mechanisms that undergird effective transition practices to prevent youth from returning to the juvenile justice system and/or alternative school placements. Focusing primarily on the reentry and aftercare stage of transition, the paper outlines key youth and adult competencies and conditions that facilitate successful reentry, identifies critical elements of successful transition practices to be in place prior to and during reentry and aftercare, presents model reentry programs to exemplify each element, and offers implications for the courts and school justice partners.

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March 2012