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Reentry MythBuster About Education Technology in Juvenile Facilities: Many Juvenile Correctional Facilities Have Successfully Integrated Technology to Broaden Educational Programming

A Reentry Myth Buster, authored by the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, is a fact sheet intending to clearly explain federal policies that affect justice-involved individuals and their families. This document dispels the myth that juvenile justice facilities must compromise security and safety to expand youth access to technology. In fact, “Many juvenile correctional facilities have successfully used technology, including the Internet, to broaden the scope of education programming while maintaining appropriate and effective safeguards for detained youth.” The guide provides examples of a few states that have implemented such programs and lists additional resources. This Mythbuster includes examples from Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Oregon.