Educational Injustice: Barriers to Achievement and Higher Education for Youth in California Juvenile Court Schools

Report by the Youth Law Center of the of the barriers to education for youth confined to detention facilities within California’s juvenile justice system. In the report, 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. The report was funded by the California Wellness Foundation.

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