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Educational Quality Assurance Standards for Day Treatment Programs: Juvenile Justice Prevention, Intensive Probation, and Conditional Release

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This document discusses standards for day treatment programs for juveniles.
Day treatment programs are non-residential programs with prevention, intensive probation, and conditional release programs that have educational services that are provided on-site. Quality assurance reviews of educational programs in Florida’s juvenile justice facilities are conducted annually. The mission of the Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement Program (JJEEP) is that each student assigned to Department of Juvenile Justice programs receives high-quality and comprehensive educational services that increase that student’s potential for future success. The vision is for each provider of educational services to be of such high quality that all young people making the transition back to their local communities will be prepared to return to school, work, and home settings as successful and well-educated citizens. The educational quality assurance standards for day treatment programs for 2001 are comprised of 21 indicators. Two changes in the 2001 standards are the addition of the pre- and post-student outcome (data collection) indicator, and the addition of attendance indicator. The nine priority indicators for day treatment programs are enrollment, student planning, exit transition, curriculum, support services, instructional personnel qualifications, funding and support, contract management, and oversight and assistance. Six compliance indicators are enrollment, support services, program management, pre- and post-student outcomes, contract management, and oversight and assistance. Ratings are determined using the same methodology and rating scales for each educational program. Policy document, file review, interviews with school staff, and observations of activities and services are used to verify program practices. Performance indicators are rated using a 10-point scale.