Thesis Title

Referal Practices/Policies of Public School Officials and Juvenile Probation to Juvenile Court Schools

Graduation Date

Spring 2003

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form


Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name


Program Director

Madalienne F. Peters, EdD


Statistically, the majority of students in court community school programs are of low income and/or minority status. When compared to the general school population, the number of these referred low income and/or minority students is disproportionately high. Since these numbers do not coincide with numbers of the general school population, the referral practices and procedures need to be examined. Policies and procedures that determine the population in CCS programs are adhered to and implemented by specific agencies and individuals who make recommendations for placement. Interviews with individuals involved in the referral process have shown that schools have comparable data when minority and low income students are placed in CCS programs and that gang affiliation plays a major role in the findings.

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