2019 ED TIPD Coordinators Conference

2019 U.S. Department of Education Title I, Part D Coordinators Conference

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The 2019 U.S. Department of Education (ED) Title I, Part D Coordinators National Conference, Maximizing Student Outcomes and Title I, Part D Resources Through Collaboration, was held June 4 through June 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. The conference offered State Title I, Part D coordinators an opportunity to learn from each other as well as from national experts on correctional education and child welfare systems, staff from ED and collaborating Federal agencies, and NDTAC. The National Conference is a signature annual event for the N or D community and State coordinators to improve their administration and implementation of the Title I, Part D programs with close support and collaboration from staff at ED and NDTAC.

The Conference Program contains the agenda, handouts, and activities from the conference.

ED Title I, Part D Coordinators National Conference Details

Details about select conference sessions, including presentations and handouts, can be found by clicking on the links below:

Keynote Presentation: Coordination and Collaboration to Improve Correctional Education for Delinquent Youth

Commissioner Peter Forbes of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services is the lead for the Positive Youth Outcomes Committee for the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators. He presented ways Massachusetts has collaborated across agencies to improve outcomes for delinquent youth. As a leader of the state juvenile justice system, Commissioner Forbes understands the value of a strong educational program in juvenile residential facilities and the critical nature it plays in successful reentry.

Plenary I: Understanding the Social-Emotional and Trauma-Related Needs of Youth

This session addressed the social-emotional and trauma-related needs of youth, focusing on (1) definitions, (2) needs/challenges (e.g., transition), (3) intersections of social-emotional needs and trauma-informed needs of youth, and implications for program administration, and (4) the Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package and other related tools and resources. Coordinators also learned from their peers who are working on social-emotional or trauma-related efforts in their States, including Alaska, Maryland, Nebraska, and Rhode Island.

Revisiting the Social-Emotional and Trauma-Related Needs of Youth in Secure Settings 

In preparation for breakout sessions, Kathleen Guarino and David Osher provided a review of highlights from the plenary presentation from the previous day, “Understanding the Social-Emotional and Trauma-Related Needs of Youth in Secure Settings,” the Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package, and related tools and resources. A brief overview of the breakout session activities followed the presentation.

The Juvenile Justice Reform Act and Implications for Correctional Education

This presentation focused on the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, major changes resulting from reauthorization, and the implications of these changes for the juvenile justice field and correctional education. In this presentation, Administrator Harp from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justicve Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, provided an overview of OJJDP’s Title II Formula Grants Program, OJJDP’s State Relations and Assistance Division, Designated State Agencies (DSAs), and State Advisory Groups (SAGs). Additionally, areas for coordination and collaboration between DSAs and state educational agencies were explored.

Results From the 2018 National Title I, Part D Survey and Promoting Education and Transition Success for Neglected and Delinquent Youth: An Evaluation of the Title I, Part D Program Study

During this presentation, NDTAC’s lead evaluator at Keleher & Associates and an AIR senior researcher shared the findings from the NDTAC administered Part D survey and the ED funded Part D evaluation conducted by AIR. Many of the combined findings from the soon-to-be-released NDTAC publication, A National Look: How Title I, Part-D-Funded Programs Support Guiding Principles for High-Quality Correctional Education were highlighted