ERIC Number: ED475192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
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Juvenile Justice Education: "Who Is Educating the Youth".
Wolford, Bruce, I.
In many U.S. jurisdictions, the choice of placement for delinquent offenders is determined by both the provider and level of education available. Although state level juvenile justice agencies are the primary providers of educational services to youth in state operated programs, public schools are responsible for educating most youth in the juvenile justice system. This 1999 survey of 20 state juvenile justice agencies examined the administration, funding, and monitoring of educational programs for such youth. In more than half of the states, no state department of education funds were directed to educate youth in juvenile justice settings. Per pupil funding for these youth ranged from $2,259-$9,000 per year. In 25 percent of surveyed states, there was no way to calculate per-pupil costs of education. Federal court interventions related to education were in place in 20 percent of surveyed states. Kentucky had the most extensive education delivery system for at-risk and delinquent youth. Kentucky youth placed in residential or day treatment programs funded by Kentucky's child welfare, justice, and mental health agencies were served by local education agencies with support and funding from a statewide collaborative. Twenty state program profiles are included. (SM)
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Delinquency, Expenditure per Student, High Risk Students, Juvenile Justice, Secondary Education, State Government
Council for Educators of At-Risk & Delinquent Youth, Eastern Kentucky University, 301 Perkins Building, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475. Web site: http://www.ceardy.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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