School Justice Partnerships

The Steering Committee on Families and Children in the Court is charged with developing and encouraging the implementation of promising practices to help ensure that children involved in dependency and delinquency court stay in school and are less likely to be arrested, suspended, or expelled. The steering committee, along with Office of Court Improvement staff, developed a School-Justice Partnership Toolkit. The tool kit serves as a how-to-guide to implement and maintain a partnership. A school-justice partnership is a collaborative effort among courts, schools, state agencies, service providers, and law enforcement to keep children in school and out of court. For more details about how to develop a school-justice partnership, please click here: