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Examining Credit Transfer from Juvenile Justice Facilities to the School District of Philadelphia

As juveniles transition out of disciplinary facilities, it’s critically important to ensure that they receive credit for any school work they’ve completed.  RFA recently received support from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to examine the…

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program: Effects on Traditional and Incarcerated Students

RFA conducted a preliminary evaluation of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange program at Temple University. For over a decade, Inside-Out had been training university faculty to teach courses within adult correctional facilities across the United States…

Career and Technical Training in Juvenile Justice Facilities: Increasing the Capacity of a Statewide Network to Make Evidence-Based Decisions

RFA engaged in a partnership with the Pennsylvania Academic Career and Technical Training Alliance (PACTT) to support its efforts to develop a data collection system for PACTT facilities. PACTT is a voluntary network of juvenile…

An Examination of Youth Courts in Chester, Pennsylvania

From 2009 through 2012, the Stoneleigh Foundation supported the creation and operation of youth courts in Chester Upland School District (CUSD) through the work of Stoneleigh Fellow Gregg Volz. In 2011, the Foundation commissioned Research…

Youth Courts and their Educational Value: An Examination of Youth Courts in Chester, Pennsylvania

In the 2011-12 school year, the Stoneleigh Foundation commissioned Research for Action (RFA) to conduct a study of Chester Upland School District's (CUSD) youth courts. The purpose of the youth court model is to allow…