Beyond Bars

Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons

This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community-based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable — without resorting to incarceration — while cultivating a young person’s strengths, interests and sense of belonging. 

January 7, 2017

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New Guide Helps Schools Improve With Evidence-Based Interventions

The Florida Center for Reading Research recently released An SEA Guide for Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for School Improvement, funded by the William T. Grant Foundation, the Overdeck Family Foundation and the Casey Foundation. The guide will assist State Education Agencies in turning around schools requiring comprehensive or targeted support. 

November 29, 2016

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An SEA Quick-Start Guide for Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for School Improvement

The quick-start guide provides a brief overview of the self-study process which is described in more detail in the full State Education Agencies (SEAs) Guide for Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for School Improvement. This process helps SEAs to identify appropriate and relevant interventions that may be implemented in schools requiring comprehensive or targeted support.

November 16, 2016

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The Future of Youth Justice

A Community-Based Alternative to the Youth Prison Model

America’s longstanding youth prison model, which emphasizes confinement and control, exacerbates youth trauma and inhibits positive growth while failing to address public safety.  This report delivers a clear and compelling call to close these youth prisons. It also introduces readers to an alternate model — rooted in a continuum of community-based programs — that aims to set all children on a pathway to success.

October 21, 2016

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