Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Improve Educational Services in Juvenile Justice Facilities

This brief provides state and local policymakers as well as education and juvenile justice leaders with information about how they can use requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to improve education and workforce outcomes for youth in long-term juvenile justice facilities. The brief:

  • Summarizes relevant ESSA provisions and outlines its key accountability requirements;
  • Highlights three priorities for states to focus on as they contemplate accountability for juvenile justice programs and schools;
  • Provides key questions to help state and local leaders consider their current policies and identify gaps and opportunities for improvement; and
  • Features states that are carrying out promising practices in each of the three priority areas, which can serve as examples for other states that are seeking to improve accountability for juvenile justice schools.

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The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization based in Washington, DC, provides learning opportunities for policy leaders, practitioners, and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels. AYPF’s events and policy reports are made possible by the support of a consortium of philanthropic foundations. For a complete list, click here.

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