ERIC Number: ED336704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Harris County Juvenile Detention Center (1990-91).
Stevens, Carla J.; And Others
The Houston Independent School District's (HISD) educational program at the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center provided instruction to the 1,138 youths residing at that facility from August 1990 to March 1991. The youth at the Detention Center had been detained by Harris County Law Enforcement Officials and were awaiting court action. The educational program provides regular, vocational, and special education curriculum instruction to these youth in order that they may continue their education process while being held in this county facility. Eighty-nine percent of the students were male, 50% of the students were Black and 29% were Hispanic, and 84% were from 14 to 16 years of age. Thirty-one percent of the 936 children who were released from the Detention Center during the time period examined had been previously registered as HISD students; 28% of the students who left the Detention Center enrolled in HISD schools. The average length of stay at the Detention Center was 24 days, while the average daily attendance was 170 students. This evaluation report describes the educational program as it is currently being implemented, describes the students who were served by this educational program, and compiles baseline data for future evaluations. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Juvenile Detention Centers; Texas (Harris County)