Technology in Custody and Alternative Education, National Center for Youth in Custody and the National Partnership for Juvenile Services
This resource, developed by the National Center for Youth in Custody (NCYC) and the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS), provides a training that can be presented to educators and administrators in juvenile detention facilities regarding the use of technology as an educational tool. In recognizing that concerns about safety and security, budgetary restrictions, or general unfamiliarity with technology may limit the use of technology in detention classrooms, this training seeks to aid participants in developing curricula that incorporate technology in ways that are safe and effective. This training first discusses how technology can help in the classroom, and then identifies challenges unique to the detention setting that may limit the use of technology. Next, the training identifies strategies for overcoming these challenges and gives examples of apps that can be used to enhance education in the detention setting. The training also provides links to resources relevant to this topic.