The purpose of this study is to determine, through a process evaluation, the level and quality of educational services provided to juveniles within the Polk County Jail. The evaluation consists of interviewing school administrators, reviewing the jail’s educational policy documents, observing each classroom/teacher, as well as reviewing selected student files. The initial report includes the evaluation’s findings, recommendations, and implementation strategies. In addition the project includes ongoing monitoring and technical assistance to the Polk County Schools regarding education services for juveniles and Direct File Youth
George Pesta, Ph.D.
Associate Director, FSU Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research
Principal Investigator: George Pesta, Ph.D.
Research Advisor: Thomas Blomberg, Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology, FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dates: 2013 to 2017
Funding Agency: Polk County School Board