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New Guidance Package Supports Juvenile Justice System Reform

Jan 9, 2015 | Legal Developments and News

In an effort to ensure that incarcerated students receive free education and support services to steer them away from recidivism and re-incarceration, and towards greater life achievement, a new federal guidance package was recently released by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder.

This package, which contains a set of guiding principles for providing quality education in secure juvenile detention facilities, supports the idea that public school and juvenile justice administrators should work together and alongside community stakeholders to reform the juvenile and criminal justice systems to a promote quality education.

The Correction Education Guidance Package is an outgrowth of President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, launched earlier this year to address gaps in opportunities for young minorities.

For more information, please contact a DWK attorney from our Students and Special Education Practice Group.


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