Education and Youth Justice System Involvement: Promoting High-Quality Education in Youth Justice Systems

Resource Date
Dec 2023

Research shows that the Youth Justice System needs robust, engaging, and effective education systems that allow youth who are adjudicated to be and feel successful in their educational pursuits. There is growing evidence that experiencing significant educational progress within youth justice settings serves as a “turning point” for youth and leads toward their ability to earn a livable income and become economically self-supporting, productive adults.

This document, developed by National Partnership of Juvenile Services (NPJS) in partnership with OJJDP and CCAS, spotlights relevant research and programs on this topic.