ERIC Number: ED355742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-16
Reference Count: N/A
A Plan for Implementation of Special Education in Local Jails in Response to House Joint Resolution 367. A Report to the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
This document presents the Virginia Department of Education's plan to develop and implement pilot programs in six localities for the 1992-94 biennium (prior to statewide implementation in 1994) for the delivery of special education to juveniles in local jails. The plan is community based, with local school division administrators and jail administrators cooperatively developing a plan which is both responsive to community needs and in compliance with federal special education requirements. The pilot programs will attempt to: (1) gather data regarding number of inmates eligible for services and receiving services; (2) gather data on costs of service provision; and (3) develop effective identification and service provisions. The report's recommendations include provision by the Commonwealth of sufficient funds to compensate school districts for all costs associated with the program; increased funding to address additional security needs; and the allocation of appropriate space within jails for these educational services. Extensive appendices, which comprise about half of the document, a copy of the legislative resolution authorizing this study; a list of goals of public education and correctional education; standards for jail education; a review of special education programs in jails of other states; a report of onsite visits to jails; a description of Virginia's juvenile justice system; and a listing of local school divisions and jails. (Contains 27 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia