ESEA's Title I, Part D, Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk (N or D) embodies three intertwined collaborative goals.
Those goals are to:
- Improve educational services for children and youth who are N or D so that they have the opportunity to meet challenging state academic content and achievement standards;
- Provide children and youth who are N or D with services so that they can successfully transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and
- Prevent youth from dropping out of school and provide youth who have dropped out and youth returning from correctional facilities with a support system to ensure their continued education.
Title I, Part D serves students in various settings, including those who reside in juvenile detention facilities and juvenile and adult correctional facilities, those residing in neglect facilities, and those attending programs directed at preventing school dropout/ or delinquent involvement.
Title I, Part D, serves children and youth through two separate programs.
- State Agency Programs (Subpart 1). The US Department of Education (USED) allocates funds for this subpart to KDE based on the number of children and youth in state-operated institutions and the state's average per pupil educational expenditure. Once the USED determines Kentucky's Subpart 1 allocation, then KDE makes subgrants to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Department of Corrections (DOC).
- Local Agency Programs (Subpart 2). USED allocates funds for this subpart to KDE based on annual caseload data of the number of children and youth living in local institutions for delinquent children. KDE then awards subgrants to eligible local educational agency (LEAs) or school districts.
Although requirements differ for state Subpart 1 and local Subpart 2 programs, all agencies that receive Part D funds are required to:
- Meet the educational needs of the N or D children and youth and assist in the transition of these students from correctional facilities to locally operated programs.
- Ensure that these students have the same opportunities to achieve as students in regular schools.
- Evaluate the programs and disaggregate data on participation by gender, race, ethnicity and age.
- Use evaluation data to plan and improve subsequent programs for participating children and youth.
For more information on Neglected and Delinquent programs, contact Monica Shack or Monica Murphy.