ERIC Number: ED171013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders: An In-School Suspension Project.
Haussmann, Stephen E.
The document describes the In-School Suspension Project (ISSP), a program of the Northeast High School Complex in Macon, Georgia, which assigns students to in-school or in-house suspension rooms as an alternative to suspending juvenile delinquents/offenders out of school. The remedial strategy is reported to call for the cooperation of the county juvenile court and the department of human resources-youth services authorities in using ISSP as a referral device. It is stated that once a determination of suspension is made, a contact person for each school insures that all classroom assignments for the student are assembled and forwarded to ISSP along with a copy of the suspension notice. Another aspect of the remedial strategy is reported to include individualized instruction for each student. Three main advantages which have resulted from the use of the ISSP are listed: (1) students are counted as present in school while assigned to ISSP and thus the schools benefit from an increased ADA; (2) as students are required to complete all assignments before release, they keep current on their regular class work and are often able to move ahead of their classmates in work completed; and (3) students in ISSP are not "on the streets" associating with other youth and thus the likelihood of their contact with juvenile offenders is decreased. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: In School Suspension Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Internation Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session T-10); The project was supported in part by a grant awarded by the State Crime Commission of Georgia