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Reentry MythBuster About Youth Access to Education Upon Reentry: Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System Face Many Barriers that Reduce their Access to Education

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 confined youth easily re-enroll in school after being released from a juvenile justice facility. In fact, “The majority of youth involved in the juvenile justice system have strong aspirations to continue their education, yet face many barriers that reduce their access to education upon reentry.” The guide explains the multiple challenges involved and provides resources for administrators, teachers, and service providers.