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Credit Overdue: How States can Mitigate Academic Transfer Problems for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

When young people do not receive credit for the work completed in juvenile justice facilities, they face a slew of educational consequences, including repeating courses or an entire grade level. Others may find themselves relegated to alternative and disciplinary schools. Unsurprisingly, they often become discouraged and their academic performance suffers, potentially putting a high school diploma farther out of reach.