NewsEducation / August 24, 2015

Plan Outlines Charter Schools At Juvenile Detention Centers

The idea behind CORE Academy is to help youth who are in or have just been released from juvenile detention facilities.Charter Schools, juvenile justice, CORE Academy2015-08-24T00:00:00-04:00

An Indianapolis organization has proposed creating a charter school at juvenile detention centers statewide.

The (Munster) Times reports the proposal is before Ball State University's Office of Charter Schools.

The idea behind CORE Academy is to help youth who are in or have just been released from juvenile detention facilities.

If the university approves the charter school it could open next year at the Lake County and Porter County juvenile detention centers and at Muskegon River Youth Home of Indiana near Crawfordsville.

Laurie Elliott of Indianapolis-based Youth Law T.E.A.M. has helped with the proposal. She says the facilities would offer credit recovery and continued education.

Elliot says she's talked with judges overseeing juvenile divisions who have shown interest in the idea though nothing has been approved.

 

 

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