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Monday, December 8, 2014

Correctional Education in Juvenile Justice Facilities

From ASCA: www.SchoolCounselor.org

Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder have announced the release of a Correctional Education Guidance Package to help states and local agencies aimed at helping states and local agencies strengthen the quality of education services provided to America's estimated 60,000 young people in confinement every day. This guidance package builds on recommendations in the My Brother's Keeper Task Force report released in May to "reform the juvenile and criminal justice systems to reduce unnecessary interactions for youth and to enforce the rights of incarcerated youth to a quality education."

This is part of a number of notable actions from ED and DOJ, who are working together to help communities reduce the number of youth entering the justice system and to ensure that those who have entered the system return to their communities with dignity, skills and viable education and employment opportunities. For more information go to www.ed.gov/correctionaled.

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