I have read and annotated three articles that look into education systems inside of youth detention centers, also known as youth prisons. Currently, education in youth detention centers is severely lacking, with students at all different levels, crammed into classrooms regardless of special needs, disability, or circumstances. The articles I analyzed looked into current issues with the system, and data on why improving education in these centers improves society as a whole.
The first article I looked at was called Education Centers in Juvenile Detention Centers. It discussed how the lack of education mentioned in the constitution led to states across the country defining it as different things. Because education is not a formal written right, many states did not know how to handle it in regards to detention centers. Currently, we are lacking sufficient data to fully analyze justice centers as a whole, let alone how education could best work there. Critics want the federal government to step in, but because education is given as a state right, they cannot. States themselves have been trying to move out of detention centers and into rehabilitation centers, but so far no large scale changes have been made.
My second article was called Youth Crime, Public Policy, and Practice in the Juvenile Justice System: Recent Trends and Needed Reforms and looked at how juvenile justice centers were originally started, why, how they have changed over the years, and what data we have. This particular article was a bit outdated, but it has some of the best data I could find. Trends have shown that with certain movements the justice system has become stricter but in recent years it has become more focused on education and rehabilitation than on punishment.
My third article was titled Tools to Assist You in Improving Education for Court-Involved Youth. It investigated how different policies and divisions have been put into place over the years to help improve juvenile education in detention centers. Many places have noticed the lack of formal or complete education and have tried to improve conditions using public policy. It was found that increasing education in detention centers actually saves the government money because those who are properly educated are less likely to end up in detention again and therefore the government will not have to pay for their food and housing again. When students are rehabilitated they go back into society to give back to their communities and stimulate the economy rather than just costing the government money.
Article 1 + Annotations: https://nowcomment.com/documents/168418 Sullivan, Karen. “Education Systems in Juvenile Detention Centers.” Brigham Young University Education & Law Journal, vol. 2018, no. 2, Fall 2018, pp. 71–100. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=133127119&site=ehost-live.
Article 2 + Annotations: https://nowcomment.com/documents/168775 Jenson, Jeffrey M., and Matthew O. Howard. “Youth Crime, Public Policy, and Practice in the Juvenile Justice System: Recent Trends and Needed Reforms.” Social Work, vol. 43, no. 4, July 1998, pp. 324–334. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/sw/43.4.324.
Article 3 + Annotations: https://nowcomment.com/documents/168782 Prown, Sophie. “Tools to Assist You in Improving Education for Court-Involved Youth.” Children’s Rights Litigation, vol. 20, no. 2, Winter 2018, pp. 25–26. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=130188036&site=ehost-live.Tags: Judge Memorial Catholic High School