There have recently been declines in the number of facilities and youth detained. Those detained are more likely to have intense education, mental health, and other treatment needs. Education programs in juvenile detention need to be flexible and responsive to the changing function of juvenile detention facilities as well as the changing characteristics of the youth at short-term facilities. This webinar coincides with the release of NDTAC’s brief entitled Raising the Bar: Creating and Sustaining Quality Education Services in Juvenile Detention and provides overviews of:
- The characteristics of short-term detention facilities and the youth served within them
- The core education structures, components and procedures that increase the likelihood of academic success for short-term facility youth – both during their stay and after their transition back to their community.
- The Lincoln Public Schools (Nebraska) Pathfinders Education Program at the Lancaster Youth Service Center’s innovative and comprehensive approach to supporting students’ academic and social growth.
- Peter E. Leone, Ph.D. – Professor, Behavior Disorders; Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education; Special Education Program, University of Maryland, College Park
- Carolyn M. Fink, Ph.D. – Lecturer, Special Education Program Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education, University of Maryland, College Park
- Patricia Frost - Title I Consultant Part A, Part D State Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Education
- Randall Farmer – Director, Pathfinders Education Program, Lancaster Youth Service Center
- NDTAC Issue Brief: Raising the Bar: Creating and Sustaining Quality Education Services in Juvenile Detention
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