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Research and tools related to the kind of post-release supervision, services and supports that young people need to make safe and successful transitions out of residential placement facilities and back to their home communities.


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Publication cover Building Brighter Futures: Tools for Improving Academic and Career/Technical Education in the Juvenile Justice System
Apr 30, 2015, Juvenile Law Center
Across the country, students in the juvenile justice system are struggling in school. Research suggests that many enter the juvenile justice system well behind grade-level. In the absence of…
Publication cover 2014 Issue Brief: Aftercare Services are Key to Positive Community Adjustment
Dec 8, 2014, Models for Change Resource Center Partnership
SUMMARY For young offenders who, for public safety reasons, cannot remain in the community, placement is still more than mere punishment. It is also an opportunity to provide services that address…
Publication cover Recommendations to Improve Correctional and Reentry Education for Young People
Jul 30, 2014, Juvenile Law Center
On November 19, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education (DoEd) hosted a Summit on Education in Correctional Facilities to address correctional and reentry education for youth and adults. The goal was…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Learn to Earn: PACTT Helps Delinquent Youths Gain Academic and Job Skills
Nov 30, 2012, Candace Putter, PACTT
In a time of high unemployment, the lack of attention to education and career training for delinquent youths has aggravated the considerable barriers to employment they face upon release from…
Publication cover Pennsylvania Progress: Aftercare Reality and Reform
Jan 23, 2007, Patrick Griffin, National Center for Juvenile Justice; Richard Steele, Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission; and Kelly Franklin, PA Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers
This issue of Pennsylvania Progress focuses on aftercare successes and areas for improvement. Pennsylvania Progress: A Juvenile Justice Research, Practice and Policy Series is a publication of the…
Publication cover Education Aftercare & Reintegration Toolkit for Juvenile Professionals
Sep 30, 2006, Shari A. Mamas, Esq., Education Law Center
Provides information and resources needed to help juvenile probation officers (JPOs) and other juvenile justice professionals obtain appropriate education and special education services for youth in…
Publication cover Summary of Aftercare Practices in Pennsylvania
May 2, 2006, Richard D. Steele, Aftercare Specialist, Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research Juvenile Court Judges' Commission; Kelly Franklin, Aftercare Specialist, Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers
Provides brief overview of current county level aftercare practices in Pennsylvania, developed from information gathered during site visits to each of the state's 67 county juvenile probation…
Publication cover Keystones for Reform: Promising Juvenile Justice Policies and Practices in Pennsylvania
Oct 12, 2005, Youth Law Center, Neelum Aryna, Eric Lotke, Liz Ryan, Marc Schindler, Dana Shoenberg, Mark Soler
The first state report for the Models for Change initiative, this report describes promising juvenile justice policies and practices in Pennsylvania that provide a solid base for further reform…
Publication cover Joint Policy Statement on Aftercare: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Dec 31, 2004, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Joint statement by stakeholders in the Pennsylvania juvenile justice system to collaborate efforts to support counties in developing a comprehensive aftercare system by 2010.
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