University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "The IDEA of an Adequate Education for All: Ensuring Success for Incarcerated Youth with Disabilities"
Date 2013
Author Jennifer A. L. Sheldon-Sherman
External Link https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/jle42&id=236&men_...
Abstract This article focuses on the education of youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system, with particular emphasis on the role of litigation in reforming educational services for incarcerated youth. Through an analysis of California's response to the Farrell v. Tilton litigation," this
article evaluates how a state with double the national average youth incarceration rate reformed its juvenile justice system to ensure that youth, particularly those with disabilities, receive their legally entitled education. Because California's juvenile justice system mirrors many states in routinely denying educational access to youth with disabilities, this article also argues that Farrell's lessons can provide valuable insight into reforming juvenile justice across the country.
Source J.L. & Educ.
Citation 42 J.L. & Educ. 227-274


This Resource Relates To
case Farrell v. Harper (JI-CA-0013)

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