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Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System
(NCJ 179359) July 2000
Bulletin, 16 page(s)
Burrell, S., Warboys, L.
 
Summarizes the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and analyzes their relevance to the juvenile justice process. Youth in the juvenile justice system are much more likely than youth in the general population to have both identified and undiscovered disabilities. This Bulletin, directed to judges, attorneys and advocates, probation officers, educators, institutional staff, mental health professionals, and service providers, discusses how the special education process and information about disabilities may be useful in juvenile delinquency proceedings and examines special education in the context of juvenile and adult institutions.
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