Main menu

National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice (EDJJ)

The National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice (EDJJ) focuses on the development of effective, evidence-based work in several areas, including effective school-based delinquency prevention programs, education and special education in juvenile correction facilities, and transition supports for reentry. EDJJ aims to assist practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and advocates working in the juvenile justice and education fields by conducting research, providing consulting and resources, and maintaining a wide network committed to improving policies and accommodations for educating youth with disabilities in correctional settings. Some of EDJJ’s priorities include researching the overrepresentation of children with disabilities in the juvenile justice system, developing effective and replicable educational interventions for correctional facilities, providing training and technical assistance to agencies involved with delinquency prevention and intervention, evaluating state and local policies related to developing educational programs in juvenile correctional facilities, and promoting a national commitment to ensuring adequate educational services in correctional facilities, particularly in regards to services for students with disabilities.