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Breaking Barriers 2: Plotting the Path Away from Juvenile Detention and Toward Academic Success for School-age African American Males

Source: 
Congressional Black Caucuas Foundation
Year: 
2011

The specific aims of the studies featured in this report are to (1) develop strategies to reduce exclusionary disciplinary practices that disproportionately impede the academic progress of black males; (2) establish culturally-relevant priorities for school-based, social-skills training programs targeting school-age black males by exploring delinquency-related factors that are related to educational outcomes; (3) establish priorities and best practices to control gang-related activity in schools, specifically highlighting strategies to cultivate an environment to help black males overcome violence-related stress and enjoy higher levels of academic success; (4) explore the academic potential of black males in juvenile detention centers to establish priorities for detention-based education and programs designed to reintegrate former youth detainees into mainstream schools; and (5) examine the youth experiences of school-age black males who sell drugs, to reveal information necessary to construct family, community, and school-based programs to reduce involvement in the juvenile justice system and promote higher participation in school.

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