Resource Materials for the October 12, 2003 Institute
Perspectives on Serving Young Offenders with Disabilities: Litigating
and Organizing Systemic Change
The following resource materials have been listed here as a resource
for those attending our institute. Reading these articles and
browsing these Web sites will help you prepare for the institute,
but is not necessary for participation in the institute.
and Juvenile Justice Center
The National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile
Justice is a collaborative research, training, technical assistance
and dissemination program designed to develop more effective responses
to the needs of youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice
system or those at-risk for involvement with the juvenile justice
system. This site provides research, publications, a calendar
of training events, parent support, and more.
Office of Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The OJJDP Web site is designed to provide information and
resources on both general areas of interest about juvenile justice
and delinquency including conferences, funding opportunities,
and new publications and the comprehensive strategy as a framework
for communities to combat youth crime. The site includes information
about OJJDP, the latest facts and figures on juvenile justice,
delinquency prevention, violence, and victimization; publications,
conferences, programs, and more.
Addressing the Needs of Youth with Disabilities in the
Juvenile Justice System: The Current Status of Evidence-Based
Research (May 2003). National Council on Disability.
This report summarizes and assesses the state of knowledge
about children and youth with disabilities who are at risk of
delinquency and involvement in, or who have already entered, the
juvenile justice system. By highlighting what is known about addressing
delinquency and the diverse needs of this population, it aims
to inform policy discussions among policymakers, practitioners,
Health and the Schools: What Educators Need to Know (1999).
Prepared by Will Dikel for the Minnesota Department of Children,
Families, and Learning. See below on Downloading
School districts in Minnesota and around the United States
are facing increasing challenges in serving children and adolescents
who have mental health problems. This manual is designed to help
educators appreciate the nature and scope of the mental health
disorders that affect children and adolescents, and to aid them
in program planning and development in order to best suit the
student's needs. The primary goal is to help educators understand
the underlying sources of problems that lead to the dysfunctional
emotional and behavioral manifestations in the classroom. With
a better grasp of the students problems, educational and behavioral
interventions can then be tailored in a much more specific and
effective manner to meet the student's needs.
with Disabilities in Correctional Facilities
ERIC EC Digest #E621
Authors: Mary M. Quinn, Robert B. Rutherford, and Peter E. Leone
Youth with disabling conditions are overrepresented in juvenile
correctional facilities (Burrell & Warboys, 2000). Many special
educators, parents, and advocates are interested in ensuring that
these youth receive the education and related services to which
they are entitled under federal and state statutes. Until recently,
however, the nature and extent of overrepresentation, the educational
services provided, and the credentials of teachers in juvenile
corrections have not been adequately examined.
The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice, in collaboration
with the National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile
Justice (CECP/EDJJ), recently completed a national survey of the
prevalence of youth with disabilities in juvenile detention, and
in juvenile and adult correctional facilities in the United States.
Preliminary analysis of findings from the survey of public and
private facilities and state agencies sheds light on the status
of education services to youth with disabilities in juvenile detention,
and in juvenile and adult correctional facilities (Quinn, Rutherford,
Wolford, Leone, & Nelson, 2001). This digest presents the
survey's major findings on the prevalence of students with disabilities
in correctional facilities and the educational and related services
offered to them.
Education and the Juvenile Justice System
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
by Sue Burrell and Loren Warboys
This Digest provides preliminary analysis of findings from
a national survey examining the nature and extent of the overrepresentation
of youth with disabilities in juvenile and adult corrections,
the educational and related services available to incarcerated
youth, and the credentials of teachers in correctional facilities.
The survey was conducted by the Center for Effective Collaboration
and Practice and the National Center on Education, Disability
and Juvenile Justice.
Snyder, H.N. 2002 (November). Juvenile Arrests 2000.
Bulletin. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of
Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Provides a summary and an analysis of national and State
juvenile arrest data presented in the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) report Crime in the United States 2000. As the Bulletin
reports, juvenile violent crime arrests, which increased through
the mid-1980s and early 1990s, have maintained their steady decline
for the sixth consecutive year. The juvenile arrest rate for violent
crime in 2000 was 41% below its peak in 1994, reaching its lowest
level in 14 years. The juvenile arrest rate for murder dropped
74% from its peak in 1993 to its lowest level since the 1960s.
Indeed, the number of juvenile arrests in each of the categories
tracked by the FBI in its Violent Crime Index (murder, forcible
rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) has declined once again.
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