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ERIC Number: EJ1081121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Education Services in Juvenile Corrections: 40 Years of Litigation and Reform
Leone, Peter E.; Wruble, Pamela Cichon
Education and Treatment of Children, v38 n4 p587-604 2015
Children and youth in juvenile corrections have statutory rights to education services of comparable quality to those found in the public schools. However, during the past 40 years in many states, access to education services that meet state and federal requirements under IDEA and state regulations has been inconsistent and inadequate for youth in correctional institutions. In response, parents and advocates have sued state and local jurisdictions to ensure that children receive access to services. After reviewing the status of education in juvenile corrections and several cases challenging inadequate education services, this paper identifies promising developments and next steps in securing adequate education services for all incarcerated youth.
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Language: English
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