ERIC Number: ED428492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-10
Students with Disabilities in Juvenile Justice Programs: Directions for Federal Support. Policy Forum. Proceedings Document (Alexandria, Virginia, October 26-27, 1998). Final Report, Deliverable-Task 2-3.1a.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This proceedings discusses the role for federal policy in achieving the best possible short and long-term educational results for youth with disabilities in juvenile justice programs. Participants identified the 11 issues regarding students with disabilities in juvenile justice programs and developed a set of recommendations as to how the federal government could best support programs and services for these students. Recommendations include: (1) training of law enforcement officers, juvenile justice staff, court personnel, and educators in areas such as cultural and ethnic competence, and prevention and early intervention; (2) support of research that examines links between race, delinquency, and disability, as well as that which identifies best practices for education within juvenile justice facilities and transition to back to the community; (3) monitor education programs within juvenile facilities more closely and urge state education agencies to improve monitoring of these programs; (4) support effective transfer of student records and coordinated educational practices; (5) assure early and ongoing parent and family involvement in the juvenile justice system; and (6) encourage states to develop interagency, seamless systems of care across education, mental health, and other social services agencies. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Behavior Disorders, Community Programs, Cultural Awareness, Delinquency, Early Intervention, Education Work Relationship, Emotional Disturbances, Family Involvement, Government Role, Integrated Services, Juvenile Justice, Policy Analysis, Prevention, Program Evaluation, Racial Differences, Training
Project FORUM, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.