R2R – Education & Academic Support
Phase 1: First 30 days of referral
Youth Success Coaches (YSC) will engage in monthly Service Planning Meetings (SPM) facilitated by the Social Worker. These meetings include the Juvenile Court Counselor, educators, family, and youth. The purpose of the meeting is to monitor progress and implement strategies for success. The YSC will take this opportunity to understand overall education goals and needs for academic success.
Phase 2: Three to six months prior to release
Youth Success Coaches will begin the development of a Transition Intervention Plan (TIP), which includes education and academic goals after release. The TIP will include information obtained at SPM’s and meeting with all stakeholders. The YSC will utilize the TIP to begin coordinating for the following:
• Education enrollment & application
• Education placement – Base school, alternative school, or virtual school
• GED competition
• Community college enrollment
Post-TIP discussion, the YSC will schedule meetings with identified education and academic resource to map out plan for the youth’s return. These meetings will serve as launch points to discuss youth academic portfolio and support plan. YSCs will serve as strong advocates for identified education pathway.
Phase 3: Post-Release support up to 12 months
Upon release, the YSC will use the TIP goals to create a First 30 Days plan to ensure that all critical education components are addressed. The first 30 days includes school enrollment, class schedule review, finding transportation (if needed), identifying school supports (tutors, mentors), and initial engagement in afterschool/recreational activities. The family will be highly engaged in the process of educational goal attainment.
YSCs will monitor goal attainment with school staff, youth, and family to ensure student progress. Engaging with youth to ensure success will encompass the following check-in process:
Stage 1: First 30 Days
• Check Ins: Daily visit (1) or calls (4)
Stage 2: 31 to 60 Days
• Check Ins: 4-times per week
Stage 3: 61 to 120 Days
• Check Ins: 3-times per week
Stage 4: 121 to 365 Days
• Check Ins: 1-time per week
In addition, the YSC will engage in monthly Child and Family Team meetings to discuss progress and intervention adjustments. This team will include the family, juvenile court counselors, social workers, and other service providers.