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Family Guide to Getting Involved in Your Child's Education at a Juvenile Justice Facility

Publication year: 2012
Thumbnail preview 'This guide was written for the parents, family members, and educational surrogate parents of youth who have been placed in a juvenile justice facility. During the time that your child lives there, the facility staff will be responsible for providing his or her schooling. Your child should attend classes in typical subjects along with other youth. The goal of this guide is to help you become more involved in your child's education while he or she is living at the juvenile justice facility' (p. 1). Sections of this publication include: introduction; connecting with your child's facility school; making sure that your child is doing well in the facility school program; visiting your child at the facility; connecting with other families for information and support; helping the facility school and system to improve; preparing for your child to return home and to a community school; and finding additional resources.