Educational Aftercare Toolkit for Juvenile Justice Professionals
This toolkit, modeled after a toolkit created by the Education Law Center in Philadelphia, PA, provides resources and information for individuals working in the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles, CA, who are involved in working to support youth transitioning out of detention placements seeking to re-enroll in school. The purpose of the toolkit is to provide information about issues related to the education of delinquent youth, both during placement and upon release. The toolkit provides resources to help answer education-related questions and links professionals to individuals and organizations that have expertise in this field and can provide support and assistance with different issues. Discussed in the toolkit are the players involved in providing education, strategies for assessing needs, types of post-release placements, attendance and truancy requirements, special education and services in schools, school discipline, and resources for additional information.