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December 09, 2014 Practice Points

Better Education for America's Incarcerated Youth

By Marlene Sallo

On December 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education announced the release of a Correctional Education Guidance Package to help 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." 

Keywords: litigation, children's rights, Correctional Education Guidance Package, correctional education, My Brother's Keeper, task force

Marlene Sallo is a CRLC working group member in Washington, D.C.

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