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  1. Educating Youth Held in the Justice System Detention Homes Juvenile Correctional Centers State Prisons Local and Regional Jails Operated by Local Gov’t/Commission Operated by DJJ Operated by DOC Operated by Local Gov’t Oversight by DOC Oversight by DJJ Virginia Board of Education Virginia Department of Education Educated by VDOE General/Special Education Educated by DCE General/Special Education/CTE Educated by LEASpecial Education

  2. Educating Youth Held in the Justice System Detention Homes (Youth up to 18) VDOE Partners with LEA (General Education/Special Education) • Operates as a State Operated Program • Programming is overseen by the VBOE and the VDOE • Personnel are contracted through the LEA where the facility resides

  3. Educating Youth Held in the Justice System Pre-dispositional Detainee Average Length of Stay 12-15 days Adjudicated Youth Released Sent to a Juvenile Correction Center as an Incarcerated Youth Sent back to Detention Home to serve Post-dispositional Detention Average Length of Stay up to 6 months

  4. Educating Youth Held in the Justice System Juvenile Correctional Centers (Youth up to 21) Department of Juvenile Justice General Education/Special Education Department of Correctional Education (DCE) • Programming is overseen by DCE • Personnel are employed through DCE Patrick (Pat) Wilson Interim Superintendent Sharon Trimmer Director of SPED

  5. Reception and Diagnostic Center Receive, Evaluate, and Place Screening Residential Placement Programs Community Placement Programs – Halfway Houses Beaumont Bon Air Culpeper Hanover Oak Ridge Alt. Placements • Focuses on transitional skills to juveniles leaving DJJ’s correctional centers • Takes advantage of the unique resources available in its community to meet the needs of the residents • Residents gain additional skills to promote a continued positive adjustment and reduce the risk of recidivism

  6. Educating Youth Held in the Justice System State Prisons Department of Corrections General Education/Special Education Department of Correctional Education (DCE) • Programming is overseen by DCE • Personnel are employed through DCE Patrick (Pat) Wilson Interim Superintendent Sharon Trimmer Director of SPED

  7. Educating Youth Held in the Justice System Local and Regional Jails Local Government Adult Basic Education/GED Jail Staff or LEA Special Education Interagency Agreement with LEA • Programming is overseen by the LEA • Personnel are employed through the LEA where the facility resides • Funded/supported through VDOE • Varies by locality • Adult Education is not mandated for the non-disabled in local and regional jails

  8. Educating Youth Held in the Justice System Incarcerated Youth in Local and Regional Jails (between ages 16 -22) Screened for SPED ABE/GED (If Offered) Special Education (Mandated) collaboration