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Strengthening Education in Short-term Juvenile Detention Centers: Final Technical Report
(NCJ 251118) December 2016
Grant, 98 page(s)
Gregory J. Benner, Songtain Zeng, Annie Laurie Armstrong, Cathrin Anderson, Erin Carpenter
The overarching goal of the Strengthening Education in Juvenile Detention Center (SEJDC) project was to assess the effectiveness of educational curriculum and instructional practices within the juvenile detention centers in Washington State in an effort to inform and improve policies and practices. The project addressed two primary research questions: Are Washington State's short-term juvenile detention centers providing effective educational programs to meet the needs of high-risk youth? What are the impacts on academic progress of detained youth following juvenile detention placement?