On September 14, 2010, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency's (NCCD) Children's Research Center (CRC) will present a webinar on "Improving Educational Outcomes of Youth in Juvenile Justice Facilities." (Hat tip to Randy Muck at SAMHSA.)
Presented by Janice Ereth, Ph.D., Special Advisor, Susan Gramling, J.D., Senior Program Specialist, and Andrea Bogie, MSW, Research Associate from NCCD/CRC, this free webinar will be held at 10:00 am PDT/ 12:00 pm CDT / 1:00 pm EDT.
What the Webinar Will Cover
From the press release (emphasis added):
"A recent literature review indicates that some strong educational practices exist in juvenile justice (JJ) systems throughout the country. However, the JJ system lacks a consistent, reliable approach to providing educational services to youth that considers all of the essential elements (both process and content) required to successfully ensure the educational progress of incarcerated youth. There is also a need for consistent effective practices that ensure successful transitions for youth returning to their home, school, or work environments.
"NCCD/CRC has developed an educational protocol that addresses the best practices needed to meet each youth’s educational needs within the JJ system to ensure appropriate academic progress during his/her residential stay and to provide for successful reentry into the academic or vocational mainstream upon and after release. This workshop will provide participants with information about NCCD/CRC’s experience with data driven-decision making in schools setting as well as the recommended educational protocol for JJ facilities."
This presentation is part of a series free e-conferences held by NCCD/CRC around its Structured Decision-Making® model. The model aims to improve decisions in human services with:
- Clearly defined and consistently applied decision-making criteria.
- Readily measurable practice standards, with expectations of staff clearly identified and reinforced.
- Assessment results directly affecting case and agency decision-making.
Developed for the child welfare system, the model has been used in adult protective services and prevention services to TANF families. It has obvious applications in juvenile justice as well.
How to Register
Email Angela Noel, or phone her at 608-831-8882.
Missed the webinar but need more information about education and youth? See this handy post with links to strategies for improving education and employment for youth in the juvenile justice system.
Updated: February 08 2018