NDTAC’s topical calls offer a forum for state Title I, Part D (Part D) coordinators and their state educational agency, subgrantee, and facility colleagues to learn and discuss challenges, questions, strategies, resources, and successes on a particular topic of interest related to supporting youth and students who are neglected and delinquent. The Topical Call will focus on community day programs and coincide with the release of NDTAC’s forthcoming program profile highlighting three community day programs partially-funded by Part D.
Community day programs are one of many options available to support youth who are justice-involved. The programs are integral to the education and juvenile justice systems as an alternative to sending youth to secure confinement. While these programs are frequently referenced in the Part D statute and nonregulatory guidance, they represent a less well-known component of the overall Part D program. This topical call will highlight two community day programs –The Bannock County Youth Development Center in Pocatello, ID and the Alternative, Community, and Correctional Education Schools and Services (ACCESS) Community and Juvenile Court Schools in Orange County, California.