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Juvenile Justice

By Sarah D. Sparks — October 03, 2017 1 min read

Students who get involved with the child-welfare or juvenile justice systems can be particularly at risk of falling off track academically, but interventions that bring in community supports can help buffer them, finds a new American Youth Policy Forum report.

The most-effective programs for vulnerable students, particularly those who have experienced both the foster-care and juvenile justice systems, are those that:

• Explicitly seek and use students’ voices;

• Provide comprehensive supports during transitions, such as when a student ages out of foster care or leaves a correctional facility;

And align data, supports, and policies from all the different groups that serve students, from the schools they attend to employment agencies.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 04, 2017 edition of Education Week as Juvenile Justice

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