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"Blueprint for Change: Education Success for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System"

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Students who enter the juvenile-justice system are significantly less likely to graduate from high school, and a new online report offers a roadmap for states to make sure incarcerated students get back on track academically.

The Legal Center for Youth Justice and Education, a collaboration of child-advocacy groups, lays out goals to support incarcerated students and highlights promising state practices, in an interactive report.

Among the recommendations: help students stay informed about their education options; provide adult academic support before, during, and after incarceration; and return students to their previous school after returning from incarceration.

Vol. 36, Issue 31, Page 5

Published in Print: May 17, 2017, as At-Risk Youths
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