In 2014, more than 47,000 California youth attended court schools while in juvenile detention, with the average stay being 30-40 days. Yet, the education credits earned by these students aren't recognized when they exit and re-enroll in their local school districts.
SB 304 (D-Portantino) would change that, and that is why we are asking you to write Governor Brown asking him to sign this bill.
By continuing to prevent this schooling from being recognized, we are missing out on an important step in the rehabilitative effort of our juvenile system as well as the future of our incarcerated youth. SB 304 goes further and develops individualized plans to meet the social, emotional, behavioral and career needs of each student - vital assistance to help reduce recidivism rates.
Help ensure our at-risk youth are duly rewarded for their educational and rehabilitative efforts. Assist our young brothers and sisters in Christ by emailing Governor Brown and ask him to sign SB 304.