Neglected and Delinquent Programs

Title I, Part D: Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At Risk

Subpart 1 funds are provided to state agencies such as the Juvenile Justice Commission, the Department of Corrections and the Department of Children to improve educational services for children and youth in local and State institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that such children and youth have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic content standards and challenging State student academic achievement standards that all children in the State are expected to meet; and to provide such children and youth with the services needed to make a successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment.

Subpart 2 funds provide school districts with funding for students who reside in locally-run correctional facilities, i.e., juvenile detention centers, for programs that involve collaboration with the facilities —

  1. To carry out high quality education programs to prepare children and youth for secondary school completion, training, employment, or further education;
  2. To provide activities to facilitate the transition of such children and youth from the correctional program to further education or employment; and
  3. To operate programs in local schools for children and youth returning from correctional facilities, and programs which may serve at-risk children and youth.

Allocations under these programs are based on the headcount taken in state and locally-run facilities and school districts annually in October.