The U.S. Department of Education has released new guides and resources to help justice-involved youth make a successful transition back to traditional school settings. These resources promote successful transitions by emphasizing the importance of early planning and working with family, mentors, facility staff, and school employees at every stage of the process. The resources include a guide written for incarcerated youth; a newly updated transition toolkit and resource guide for practitioners in juvenile justice facilities; a document detailing education programs in juvenile justice facilities from the most recent Civil Rights Data Collection; and a website that provides technical assistance to support youth with disability as they transition out of juvenile justice facilities. These documents supplement the Department's school discipline and correctional education guidance packages, along with the Second Chance Pell pilot program and the Department's effort to help colleges and universities think Beyond The Box and abandon the approach of inquiring about applicants' criminal histories. Read the letter from Secretary John King on the importance of providing high quality transition support to youth leaving juvenile justice facilities..
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