Three NEW joint "Dear Colleague" Letters from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice
Correctional Education in Juvenile Justice FacilitiesDec 08, 2014U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today announced a Correctional Education Guidance Package aimed at helping states and local agencies strengthen the quality of education services provided to America’s estimated 60,000 young people in confinement every day.
This guidance package builds on recommendations in the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force report released in May to “reform the juvenile and criminal justice systems to reduce unnecessary interactions for youth and to enforce the rights of incarcerated youth to a quality education.” Today’s guidance package is a roadmap that states and local agencies can use to improve the quality of educational services for confined youth.
The "Dear Colleague" Letters and all supporting documentation can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/correctional-education/index.html