This week Youth Law Center released a study, funded by the California Wellness Foundation, on the education system for youth confined to detention facilities within California’s juvenile justice system. In the report, entitled Educational Injustice: Barriers to Achievement and Higher Education for Youth in California Juvenile Court Schools, Youth Law Center examines areas of challenge for the system and fundamental ways in which court schools have missed opportunities to support youth in reaching their goals and having healthy futures. The report also offers recommendations for improvement and discusses innovative, replicable programs that engage youth and enable them to advance their educational outcomes and enroll in higher education. YLC looks forward to working with our partners to advocate for implementation of the recommendations for system reform contained in this report.
YLC Releases Report on Failure of CA’s Juvenile Court Schools
March 31, 2016