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Part 26.95. High-Risk Youth Education and Public Safety Program. Chapter 2. High-Risk First-Time Offenders Program. Article 1. Eligible Participants   

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To participate in the program established by this chapter, a county office of education or a school district shall assess its need to participate in the High-Risk First-Time Offenders program by completing, at a minimum, the following activities:

(a) Conducting an inventory of existing education, probation, law enforcement, mental health, health, social services, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and youth services resources that specifically serve pupils who are high-risk first-time offenders.

(b) A comprehensive countywide identification and prioritization of the neighborhoods, schools, and other areas of the community that face a significant public safety risk from juvenile crime and delinquency for the purpose of targeting services to pupils served under this plan.

(c) A local plan and budget for improving and marshaling the resources set forth in subdivision (a) to reduce the incidence of juvenile crime and delinquency committed by high-risk first-time offenders. The plan shall specify the role and responsibilities of the county office of education and the school districts that enroll high-risk first-time offenders. The plan shall also specify the role, responsibilities, and agreements of other participating agencies. The multiagency plan shall specify strategies for elements of response including, but not necessarily limited to, all of the following:

(1) Individual pupil case management plans, involving the pupil, schoolage family members, parents or legal guardians or care givers, teachers, and probation officers that specify academic and behavioral goals and needed services.

(2) Mentoring and structured after school programs in gang abatement, violence reduction, academic enrichment, peer mediation, conflict resolution, victim awareness, victim/offender reconciliation, restitution, community service, and cultural awareness.

(3) Comprehensive school-linked counseling services for pupils and families and in-home family based services.

(4) A parenting education program.

(5) School-linked substance abuse treatment and education services.

(6) A comprehensive system of career interest assessment, preemployment skills training, job training, supervised work experience, and job placement.

(7) Transportation.

(8) Resources and services for encouraging participants' planning and preparation for higher education options.

(d) No less than 25 percent of the costs for the program shall be provided by local resources. Resources may include in-kind contributions from participating agencies.

(e) A county office of education or school district shall develop a data and information sharing system to ensure that the actions identified in subdivision (c) are fully coordinated, and to provide data for measuring the success of the county office of education in achieving the goals identified in the local action plan.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 340, Sec. 1.)