Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A New Juvenile Justice SystemTotal Reform for a Broken System$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nancy E. Dowd

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479898800

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479898800.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 14 December 2017

No More Closed Doors

No More Closed Doors

Ending the Educational Exclusion of Formerly Incarcerated Youth

(p.311) 18 No More Closed Doors
A New Juvenile Justice System

David Domenici

Renagh O’Leary

NYU Press

This chapter explores how formerly incarcerated youth complete their education, a critical goal for achieving competency and opportunity as an adult. Incarcerated youth are often subject to minimal educational resources when imprisoned, exacerbating their low achievement levels. When they exit prisons and detention centers, their high schools often refuse to readmit them and send them instead to an even more poorly resourced alternative school or an adult GED course structured for adults. The chapter then envisions educational inclusion that not only allows youth back into their public comprehensive high schools but also addresses their educational issues in a way that will accomplish the goal of high school graduation and opportunity for further education.

Keywords:   formerly incarcerated youth, educational resources, alternative school, adult GED courses, educational inclusion, educational issues

University Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .