All students that have been committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice undergo extensive psychological, educational and other assessments to determine the most appropriate placement and treatment during their commitment. Each student receives a battery of tests to identify the appropriate educational level, career and technical educational aptitude, and any special education needs. This evaluation and assessment process takes place over a relatively short span of time, usually not more than 45 days. Remediation in core academic classes is offered to the RDC population during their stay.
A comprehensive educational evaluation, prior school transcripts, and Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), if applicable, are forwarded to the student’s receiving school.