ERIC Number: ED340165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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The Implementation of an Alternative School Setting for High Risk Handicapped Adjudicated Juveniles Aged Nine to Sixteen Years.
LaCoste, Linda D.
This practicum was designed to provide an alternative setting for those handicapped adjudicated youths (ages 9-16) who, because of antisocial acts, behavioral/emotional problems, learning disabilities, attendance problems, and other reasons, were excluded from the mainstreamed setting. The practicum sought to enhance the cooperative efforts of the public school system, special education, the judiciary system, and the community. A teacher was assigned to the Juvenile Justice Alternative School by the school system's director of special education and a juvenile judge recommended 10 students for the first class. An advisory committee and a fund-raising committee were implemented. Over a 7-month period, most of the students showed improvement in the areas of reading, math, prosocial behavior, attendance, and conduct. Appendices contain copies of various administrative forms and contracts, a promotional leaflet, and a community questionnaire. (Includes approximately 80 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Delinquency, Disabilities, Intermediate Grades, Intervention, Juvenile Courts, Juvenile Justice, Program Development, Public Schools, School Community Programs, Secondary Education, Special Programs, Special Schools, Student Improvement, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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