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Improving Education Quality in Juvenile Justice Facilities

03/27/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET




The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) aims to “provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.” What does that mean for students educated in juvenile justice facilities? This webinar will discuss a new brief by the Council of State Governments Justice Center and American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) entitled Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Improve Outcomes for Youth in Juvenile Justice Facilities.

The brief provides state and local policymakers and education and juvenile justice leaders with information about how they can use the accountability requirements under ESSA to improve the quality of education and postsecondary and workforce success for youth in juvenile justice facilities. The brief was informed by a 50-state scan conducted by AYPF to better understand the current system structure and accountability of education in juvenile justice facilities. This webinar will highlight the key focus areas of the brief, major findings from the 50-state scan, and feature a leading state example.

Presenters include:

  • Nina Salomon, Project Manager, Corrections and Reentry, Council of State Government’s Justice Center
  • Derek Grubbs, Director of Juvenile Education, Indiana Department of Correction
  • Jesse Kannam, Research Policy Assistant, American Youth Policy Forum
  • Moderator: Jenna Tomasello, Policy Associate, American Youth Policy Forum

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