Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
The National Resources for Advocacy, Independence, Self-determination and Employment (RAISE) Technical Assistance Center



Kate Burdick, Esq.
Juvenile Law Center

Peg Kinsell, Co-Director
RAISE Center



Hosted by the RAISE Center and the Center for Parent Information and Resources, this webinar  offers information and strategies for advocacy and outreach for students with disabilities in juvenile justice systems.

Kate Burdick from the Juvenile Law Center provides a policy perspective on how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) addresses this group of vulnerable students, the barriers to appropriate supports, and the challenges faced for successful reentry. PTIs and CPRCs also share their experiences and expertise in supporting these youth and their families, as well as their systems advocacy efforts, especially where their states have engaged them in the self-assessment processes outlined in the State Correctional Education Self-Assessment (SCES) found at: 

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Additional Resources

Resources on Reaching and Serving Students with Disabilities in Juvenile Justice
This online resource page expands upon the information provided in the September 20, 2016 webinar on reaching and serving students with disabilities in juvenile justice. Here, you’ll find connections to resources from: federal agencies, centers on juvenile justice, Parent Centers, and other organizations and entities.

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Updated 8/2023

infographic saying Kids with disabilities are entering the juvenile justice system at a rate 5 times than youth in the general population

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