A Better Path, A Better Future: Three Federally-Funded Projects Supporting Community Reentry of Youth with Disabilities Leaving Juvenile Justice Facilities

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Wed, 10/03/2018
Organization: Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

This report describes three innovative projects that have developed strategies for improving the reentry of youth with disabilities from juvenile justice facilities into school, community, employment, and family. One of the goals of juvenile justice programming is to prevent recidivism and to support youth to successfully rejoin their communities upon release. Incarcerated youth with disabilities - including youth with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disturbances - are at a higher risk for recidivism than youth without disabilities, and too often experience negative post-release outcomes.