Article discussing court schools and County Departments of Education starting to hire staff to help students in court schools transition to educational placements in their communities upon their release.
Announcement of Forum entitled “Education Reform’s Missed Opportunity: Young People in California’s Court Schools
Educators Routinely Ignore a Captive Audience – Schools in Juvenile Hall Get An F. – Article reporting on a study conducted by the Youth Law Center about the failure of juvenile court schools to educate youth.
Summary of Report detailing a study of 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 […]
This is a demand letter to the Ventura County Office of Education challenging its failure to comply with the provisions of the California Education Code concerning Independent Study. Their practices resulted in juvenile justice youth being involuntarily placed on Independent Study when they attempted to enroll in the county community school.
This is a template for a letter that advocates and community stakeholders can send to county boards of education asking for a hearing on the implementation of SB 1111 and inquiring about the need to update policies to comply with the new law.
This is template for a letter that advocates and community stakeholders can send to local school district boards asking for a hearing on the implementation of SB 1111 and inquiring about the need to update policies to comply with the new law.
This is a sample Public Records Act request that advocates can send to County Offices of Education to determine to what extent they are implementing the provisions of SB 1111 which governs transfers to county community schools.
Article by Center for Public Integrity on school discipline and push out of Black and Latino youth in California’s education system. Article quotes Sue Burrell.
The text of SB 1111 addressing transfer rights of students referred to county community schools.
Letter by YLC Staff Attorney Deborah Escobedo requesting the Governor’s signature on SB 1111. This bill addresses the transfer rights of students referred to county community schools, makes the statute consistent with state and federal laws governing the educational placement rights of foster care and homeless youth, and closes an existing loophole in the discipline […]
This power point focuses on issues related to youth enrolled in juvenile court schools.
This is a training outline that covers education issues impacting both juvenile justice and foster care youth. It was distributed at a training held on June 29, 2009.
This chart shows enrollment data for alternative schools located in the following California counties: Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Ventura, and Yuba.
This power point covers alternative school placement issues related to school discipline.
This outline provides a brief summary of California Education Code provisions governing alternative education placements.
This short paper discusses why foster care students cannot be placed in continuations schools involuntarily.
First year report and strategic plan.
This publication describes the process the Youth Law Center underwent to conduct a series of focus groups of youth who were or had been in the juvenile justice or foster care systems, parents of such youth and foster parents. It also contains comments from the participants on such topics as school disruptions, suspensions and expulsions, […]
This public records act request is directed to the California Department of Education and requests documents related to its monitoring of non-public schools pursuant to Education Code Sec. 56366.1 et seq (AB 1858).
This is a demand letter directed to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction concerning California’s failure to include juvenile court and county community schools in its special education monitoring processes.
This is a request for an investigation directed to the California Department of Education concerning certain questionable policies and practices implemented by licensed children’s institutions run by Trinity Youth Services and its affiliated non-public schools, operated by Advanced Education Services.