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Improving Education in Juvenile Correctional Facilities

Education in correctional facilities has gained national attention over the past year, with discussion of juvenile correctional education in particular included in such reports as the School Discipline Consensus Report and now a new set of guiding principles released by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.

U.S. Capitol

Congress Funds Key Criminal Justice Programs

Congress funded three key programs championed by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center as part of an appropriations bill that provided $26.7 billion to support U.S. Department of Justice programs.

Announcements

The School Discipline Consensus Report

Register Now for Webinar: School-Police Partnerships

This January 14 webinar will explore how schools and police agencies can work collaboratively to improve school safety, while minimizing the use of arrest and ensuring that law enforcement officials are not responsible for enforcing minor school discipline offenses.

Webinars

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Improving Outcomes for Court-Involved Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders

This webinar provides an overview of three briefs that were recently published by National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders among youth.

Publications

Not Measuring Up

Not Measuring Up

This report from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice analyzes Massachusetts’ most recent school discipline data and finds that students of color, students with disabilities, and charter school students in Massachusetts are disproportionately likely to be suspended, particularly for minor misbehavior.

Recent headlines

Officials Promote ‘Safe School’ Project in Darien

The Safe School Climate Plan, designed to promote a productive atmosphere for learning in Darien (CT) schools, was presented to the Board of Education Tuesday night by Timothy Canty, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.