ERIC Number: ED483695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Study for the Joint Appropriations Interim Committee and the Joint Education Interim Committee of the Wyoming Legislature Referencing 2004 Session Laws, Chapter 111 Court Ordered Placements of Children.
Hansen, Fred; Milton, Wayne; Shelsta, Steven.
Wyoming State Department of Education
2004 Session Laws, Chapter 111, requires the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) to conduct a study on the court ordered placements of students (COPS) in Wyoming. The study is also directed to look at day treatment and juvenile detention centers as cost-efficient alternatives to placements in existing institutions. The Department of Family Services (DFS) already considers day treatment to be the preferred method of placement; their next recommendation is to place the child in a treatment facility in the child?s home community, if possible. Detention is usually considered as an educational option for periods less than 60 days and is viewed by this study as the least desirable locale for a child?s education.
Descriptors: Juvenile Courts, Juvenile Justice, Day Programs, Student Placement, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Cost Effectiveness, Special Education
Wyoming Department of Education, 2300 Capitol Avenue, Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY, 82002-0050. Web site: http://www.k12.wy.us.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.