Continuing the efforts of the Federal Supportive School Discipline Initiative, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education* are pleased to announce the next event in the 2014 Supportive School Discipline (SSD) Webinar Series. The Series is designed to increase awareness and understanding of school disciplinary practices that push youth out of school and many times into the justice system, and provide practical examples of alternative approaches that maintain school safety while ensuring academic engagement and success for all students. We understand it is a reality that some youth will find themselves in secure care settings, some due to punitive and exclusionary school discipline policies and practices. For youth that do find themselves in juvenile secure settings, quality schools may afford them the opportunity to “catch up” if they have fallen behind their peers who are not system involved and can set the stage for a successful transition to school and the community upon release. Many of the same policies and practices promoted in the School Discipline Guidance Package need to be applied to educational programming for youth who are being educated in secure care settings across this country.
This seventh Webinar in the 2014 series, Addressing the Educational Challenges of Youth who are Confined in Juvenile Justice Secure Care Settings, held on July 10, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. ET. This 90-minute Webinar provides a review of the overarching characteristics for educational services for youth in confinement and highlighted in the Departments of Education and Justices’ recently released memo to chief state school officers and state attorneys general and the work that is taking place in the State of Indiana through reform efforts that stretch from the state central office to the school building on the grounds of a juvenile justice facility.
The Webinar will be moderated by Greta Colombi (American Institutes for Research), and feature key experts in the field who have a deep knowledge of youth who find themselves in the juvenile justice system and educational programming designed to improve overall outcomes and future decision-making, including: Simon Gonsoulin (American Institutes for Research), Peter Leone (University of Maryland), David Domenici (Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings), Michael Dempsey (Indiana Department of Corrections), Susan Lockwood (Indiana Department of Corrections) and Chris Stilwell (Indiana Department of Corrections).
Presentation Slides (PDF)
- June 9th Memo
- Compendium of School Discipline Laws and Regulations for the 50 States, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico
- The School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies from the Field
- Discipline Disparities Overview
*The Series is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Training and Technical Assistance Center (STTAC) and the U.S. Department of Education’s Supportive School Discipline Communities of Practice (SSDCOP) and the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE).