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Departments of Justice, Education Release Correctional Education Guidance Package for Serving Juvenile Justice System-Involved Youth

December 8, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the Correctional Education Guidance Package on Monday, December 8. Developed through a partnership between the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, this guidance package is designed to inform the efforts of states, school districts, and juvenile justice facilities that serve system-involved youth. The package includes recommendations and federal requirements for ensuring that youth in confinement receive an education comparable to those provided in traditional public school settings. OJP Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason and OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee joined the Attorney General and Secretary of Education for the announcement.

Quality education is an essential protective factor for system-involved youth that helps them set realistic long-term goals, acquire the skill sets to succeed, and return to school and their communities as productive citizens.

The package includes the following components:


Learn more about system-involved youth.