ENCIRCLE - Center for Learning & Development

Report
ENCIRCLE: A COLLABORATIVE
PARTNERSHIP FOR OUR YOUTH
Led by Center for Learning &
Development thanks to a grant
from the Office of the Governor
Criminal Justice Division
THE PARTNERS:
Center for Learning & Development, a 501c3 non-profit
Bell County Juvenile Justice Services
McLennan County Juvenile Justice Services
MHMR Klaras Center for Families
Midway ISD
Robinson ISD
Belton ISD
La Vega ISD
Waco ISD
Salado ISD
Temple ISD
THE PROBLEM:
10% of students who are suspended and/or expelled between
7th and 12th grade drop out of school (compared to 2% of the
general student body)
59% of students who have been suspended and/or expelled
11 times or more within a six-year time period do not graduate.
A student suspended/expelled for a discretionary reason is
3 times more likely to be in contact with the juvenile justice system
in the next year.
DAEPs have 5 times the drop out rate of mainstream schools.
THE PROBLEM:
The single greatest predictor
of future involvement in the
juvenile justice system
is a history of
disciplinary referrals in school.
Public Policy Research Institute, Texas A & M University, 2005
THE PROBLEM:
80% of students who repeat more than one grade level at any
time during their school career end up dropping out of school.
26% of students who are in juvenile justice placement have
repeated the previous grade.
31% of students with one or more suspensions/expulsions had
repeated a grade at least once in his/her school career.
28% of detained youth and 43% of incarcerated youth have an
identified special ed disability (learning, physical, or emotional).
THE PROBLEM:
Youth involved in the
juvenile justice system
have learning struggles.
THE PROBLEM:
50% of youth with mental illness drop out of high school and
73% of those are arrested within 5 years.
33% of youth referred to juvenile probation have a diagnosed
mental illness.
60% of incarcerated youth in Texas are in need of mental health
treatment.
THE PROBLEM:
Youth involved in the
juvenile justice system
have mental health needs.
THE PROBLEM:
Texas recidivism rates:
JJAEP – 48%
Residential – 42%
Bell County recidivism rates:
JJAEP – 62%
Residential – 20%
McLennan County recidivism rates:
JJAEP – 59%
Residential – 44%
THE PROBLEM:
If Texas were to invest in
early intervention and prevention programs
that keep 1,000 youth from entering TYC,
the state would save
over $91 million a year!
THE PROBLEM:
We have 3 well-meaning and
dedicated systems that speak different
languages working with the same
highest-risk students.
THE PROJECT – “ENCIRCLE”
This wraparound, service-delivery collaborative will target 50 Bell
and McLennan County youth in JJAEP and residential placements as
well as during aftercare transition to provide:
(1) a common structure for interagency collaboration and progress
monitoring,
(2) direct services to students and families, including researchbased educational, mental health, and family interventions, and
(3) training and consultation services to partnering educational
systems, mental health organizations, and juvenile justice personnel.
THE PURPOSE
DECREASE:
School-related discipline incidents
School suspensions
Recidivism
INCREASE:
•Family relations
•Social competencies
•School attendance
•Grades
THE PARTICIPANTS
ENCIRCLE will serve students who are in placement at
JJAEP or a JJ residential program who meet the following
criteria:

parental permission is acquired

home campus is a partnering school

student will be returning to home campus

will be released from placement any time between
Nov. 27th and April 18th – this allows 10 weeks of intervention in
placement and 6 weeks of aftercare services
THE PARTICIPANTS
The Multidisciplinary Team, led by the CLD Care
Coordinator, may be different for each student, but will
include:
The student’s CLD Academic Interventionist
The student’s Case Manager
The student’s Mental Health Provider
The student’s Campus Advocate
The student’s Probation Officer
The student’s home caregiver
Any other interested party (including school personnel,
juvenile justice personnel, and mental health providers)
THE PROCEDURE
Student Identified
(Campus advocate designated)
Student Assessed by MDT
(School records & teacher questionnaire)
THE PROCEDURE
MDT Creates ITP
(Campus Advocate attends)
Emotional/Social
(bimonthly)
Academic
(bimonthly)
Family
(bimonthly)
THE PROCEDURE
MDT Assesses Progress
(each 6-weeks;
Campus Advocate attends)
MDT Develops
Transition Plan
(at least 8 weeks prior
to release; Campus
Advocate attends)
THE PROCEDURE
Student is Released to Aftercare
Services
(duration 6 months)
Emotional/Social
(monthly)
Academic
(weekly for 6
weeks; on
campus)
Family
(bimontly)
THE PROCESS OF COMMUNICATION
Communication Portal:
ENCIRCLE – https://encircle.cldtx.org
Time Logging System:
Track & Time https://ttweb2.cldtx.org
PLEDGES FROM THE PARTNERS
SCHOOLS:
1. Designate a Campus Advocate for each student
2. Allow the Campus Advocate time to participate in MDT meetings and
make contact with the student while he/she is in placement
3. Allow staff to participate in professional development training:
 Brain-based learning differences in October
 Research-based, cross-curricular interventions in November
4. Provide access and space for the academic interventionist, case manager,
mental health provider, and/or probation officer to meet with the
student during aftercare on the campus
5. Assist in the collection of necessary data to evaluate the project
PLEDGES FROM THE PARTNERS
JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES:
1. Provide and/or coordinate case management mental health and
counseling services for youth and families
2. Necessary supervision of personnel designated to this project
3. Allow staff time to participate in MDT meetings
4. Allow staff to participate in professional development training:
 Brain-based learning differences in October
 Research-based, cross-curricular interventions in November
5. Provide access and space for the academic interventionist, case manager,
mental health provider, and/or probation officer to meet with youth
and/or families while in treatment and during aftercare
6. Assist in the collection of necessary data to evaluate the project
PLEDGES FROM THE PARTNERS
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES:
1. Provide and/or coordinate case management, mental health, and
counseling services for youth and families
2. Necessary supervision of personnel designated to this project
3. Allow staff time to participate in MDT meetings
4. Allow staff to participate in professional development training:
 Brain-based learning differences in October
 Research-based, cross-curricular interventions in November
5. Provide access and space for the academic interventionist, case manager,
mental health provider, and/or probation officer to meet with youth
and/or families while in treatment and during aftercare
6. Assist in the collection of necessary data to evaluate the project
ENCIRCLE
AFTERCARE
SERVICES
• Ongoing youth and family
support (counseling and
academic)
• Collaborating with home
campus to ensure smooth
transition
INTERAGENCY
COLLABORATION
• School districts • Juvenile justice
• Mental health agencies
• Educational specialists
• Other youth-serving community
agencies
CARE
COORDINATION
• Coordinating MDT
meetings
• Developing/ monitoring
ITPs
• Constructing a
dissemination monograph
JJAEP or Residential
From Bell and
McLennan Counties
FAMILY SUPPORT
• Interaction with community
resources to address daily living
needs
• Cognitive-behavioral approach
to family counseling
• Parent training
• Crisis intervention
EMOTIONAL &
SOCIAL SUPPORT
EDUCATIONAL
SUPPORT
• Diagnostic-prescriptive approaches to
research-based learning strategies
• Addressing academic and vocational
needs
• Cognitive-behavior
counseling
• Anger management and
interpersonal skills training
• Case management
WHAT’S NEXT?
Before you leave today…
Review the proposed permission slip, edit, and leave it at
your seat.
Complete the Partner Information Sheet and leave it at
your seat.
When you get back to campus…
Complete the Student Information List and fax to
254-751-0547.
Share the ENCIRCLE information with your staff.

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