A safe and supportive learning environment can improve student attendance and achievement—including rates of high school graduation—for students in both community schools and juvenile justice facilities. Such environments and appropriate discipline policies also can assist in reducing juvenile justice system involvement. The pages throughout offer resources to help providers improve learning environments through discipline, behavior and classroom management, student engagement, and school safety.
NDTAC Brief: Improving Conditions for Learning for Youth Who Are Neglected or Delinquent
Learning is not just a cognitive process; research shows that powerful social and emotional factors affect learning. By providing students with support that addresses these needs and building positive social and emotional conditions for learning, staff in facilities and schools can help improve learning outcomes that cannot be addressed through academic remediation alone.