Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems

The paper will discuss the poor educational outcomes many child welfare and juvenile justice involved youth face. As the paper states, “youth in foster care and youth in the delinquency system typically experience academic and behavioral problems in school, receive special education services at a higher rate, and are more likely to drop out of school than other students.”

The paper is co-authored by Lois Weinberg, professor at the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles, and Peter Leone from the Department of Special Education at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The paper is co-authored by Lois Weinberg, professor at the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles, and Peter Leone from the Department of Special Education at the University of Maryland, College Park.

http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/pdfs/ed/edpaper.pdf