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Juvenile Court Schools

A second chance at school success


At least 1,800 incarcerated and at-risk youth depend on LACOE to provide specialized instruction and educational services each day at 13 sites that include juvenile halls, probation camps, treatment centers and group homes. Our goal is to prepare troubled youth for a successful transition back into the community with the skills to succeed in school and in life.

We are a major partner with the Los Angeles County Probation Department and other agencies in addressing the needs of youth in the nation's largest juvenile justice system.
About UsAbout Us
Each year at least 300-350 students at high risk of dropping out earn high school diplomas or GED credentials through LACOE's court school system. We are a major partner with the county's Probation Department and other agencies and groups. Our common goal is to help reduce recidivism and give troubled youth the skills and resources to make positive change....Read more
Local Control & Accountability PlanLocal Control & Accountability Plan
California’s public school funding system requires education agencies to engage stakeholders in developing a plan for how it will use revenue to support student achievement....Read more
Comprehensive Educational Reform CommitteeComprehensive Educational Reform Committee

Chaired by LACOE Supt. Arturo Delgado, the committee oversees educational reform in the county's juvenile detention facilities and includes representatives from key agencies. The committee has put forth 35 recommendations aimed at offering youth the greatest chance for success upon return to their communities.

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Challenger Reform Task ForceChallenger Reform Task Force

The Task Force oversees the effort to improve educational and rehabilitative programming at the Challenger Memorial Youth Center, a juvenile probation facility in Lancaster.

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