Topic Areas

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These pages provide resources across a number of areas that are necessary for promoting educational success and positive outcomes for students who are neglected, delinquent or at-risk of educational failure and/or contact with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

Coordination and Collaboration

Coordination and Collaboration

This topic area provides resources related to enhancing coordination and collaboration across child-serving agencies, programs, and communities at a variety of levels to improve educational and other outcomes for students who are neglected, delinquent, or at risk.

Family and Community Engagement

Family and Community Engagement

This section provides resources for the families of children and youth who are involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, as well as for practitioners, administrators, and policy makers to help enhance family and community engagement in the services they provide.

Safe and Supportive Learning Environment

Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

This section provides information and resources for creating safe and supportive learning environments in which students can engage in their education, regardless of the setting.

Teaching and learning

Teaching and Learning

This section includes information on a variety of areas related to teaching and learning in settings for youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at risk, including instruction within the content areas, teacher recruitment, retention and professional development, academic support services, and serving youth with special needs.

Transition

Transition

This section focuses on resources that enable administrators and service providers to deliver high-quality transition services for children and youth moving into, through, and out of education programs within the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.