ERIC Number: ED408552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Young Offender Information Sharing Protocol.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.; Alberta Dept. of Justice, Edmonton. Young Offender Branch.
Schools have expressed a need to know the identity and/or circumstances of young offenders in order to address school safety and security issues, and to provide a collaborative and coordinated case management approach for the rehabilitation of the young person. A framework for the exchange of information between youth justice and school officials concerning students who have young offender status is presented here. A young offender is an individual charged with, or found guilty of, a criminal code or other federal statute offense that was committed when he or she was between the ages of 12-17. The protocols outlined here describe obligations and procedures for disclosure, security, and the storage and destruction of information concerning students who have young offender status. These guidelines facilitate the exchange of necessary information, such as reports required by a youth court, and provide the effective supervision and enforcement of youth court orders, as well as ensuring the safety of students, staff, or other persons. The protocols also can guide school boards in developing procedures in the best interests of students and staff. Finally, the protocols ensure that appropriate authorities in the education and justice systems are aware of their responsibilities as dictated by law. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Delinquency, Disclosure, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Policy, Juvenile Courts, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Youth Problems
Special Education Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta TSK0L2, Canada; Young Offender Branch, 10th Floor, John E. Brownlee Bldg., 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J3W7, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.; Alberta Dept. of Justice, Edmonton. Young Offender Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada