Dayton City Schools provide a transition coordinator to develop transition plans for youth who are in detention. The transition coordinator works in collaboration with facility school staff and meets with students regularly during stay and after release.
A second group of transition coordinators work with students once they have returned back to the Dayton City School District. The coordinators are housed in an alternative school that serves as a “step down program” for many students before reentering their home schools, and they also work with students who return directly to their home school. Coordinators meet with students a minimum of once a month and assist social workers at other district high schools where youth are enrolled following their release.
Coordinators remain in contact with students as long as needed. Some students stay in touch informally following school completion.