NLC Applauds Release of U.S. Department of Education’s New Juvenile Justice Education Tools

WASHINGTON — December 2, 2016 — Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a new set of juvenile justice education tools and resources. The National League of Cities (NLC) strongly supports the department's and Secretary King's continued efforts to reduce recidivism and to help youth involved in the juvenile justice system transition back into schools. The following statement may be attributed to Andrew O. Moore, program director at the NLC Institute for Youth, Education, and Families and lead author of Reengagement: Bringing Students Back to America's Schools:

"As a next phase in our longstanding partnership with the US Department of Education, the National League of Cities - on behalf of city leaders nationwide - looks forward to helping implement initiatives that increase the chances for justice-involved young people to avoid recidivism, complete their education, and move forward as fully productive adults."

"The prospect of spreading strong juvenile education reentry policies to additional states holds great promise."

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