ERIC Number: ED199876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
School Court Liaison Program: The Cambridge Model. Technical Assistance Bulletin 31.
National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.
The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge (Massachusetts) has developed a School-Juvenile Court Liaison Program. Central to the effectiveness of this program is the appointment of a school staff member who fills the role of a liaison or "linking mechanism" between the school and court. The overall objective for the liaison is to increase communication and sharing of information between the school and court. To accomplish this goal, the liaison is in constant contact with the activities of the court as they involve students and advocates on behalf of students in all court situations. The liaison attends court hearings; coordinates conferences between the student, family, and court staff; and makes recommendations to the court for special support services for the student. The goals of the project and tasks of the liaison are detailed in this bulletin as well as information on how to get such a project started. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Advocacy, Delinquency Prevention, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Juvenile Courts, Linking Agents, Police School Relationship, Program Descriptions, School Districts, Technical Assistance, Truancy
National School Resource Network, 5530 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20015 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: School Court Liaison Program