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ERIC Number: ED529988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
Juvenile Justice and Students with Disabilities: State Infrastructure and Initiatives. inForum
Muller, Eve
Project Forum
According to data collected in 2003 by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), just over 96,000 youth were incarcerated in juvenile correctional facilities throughout the United States (not including those being held in detention). An additional 10,000 youth were in state prisons or adult jails during the same time, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. A recent study found that at least 37 percent of incarcerated youth are eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), (Quinn, Rutherford, Leone, Osher & Poirer, 2005), compared with less than nine percent of the overall public school population, indicating that youth in the juvenile justice system are significantly overrepresented in special education. The purpose of this document is to describe infrastructures and initiatives at the state level for serving students with disabilities who are already in the juvenile justice system or at risk for entering the juvenile justice system. For the purposes of this document, "students in the juvenile justice system" refers to children and youth facing juvenile delinquency charges, placed on probation by juvenile court, confined in juvenile correctional facilities, paroled from a juvenile correctional facility and/or in adult prison as youthful offenders. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
Project Forum. Available from: National Association of State Directors of Special Education. 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Project Forum
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B