Alternative 2 Expulsion

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JUVENILE SERVICES STAFF

Erika C. Stallworth,
Executive Director

Dennis Orr,
Assistant Director

0364 South Zigler Road
La Porte, IN 46350

Phone: (219)-324-5130 or

(219)-873-0036 Ext. 2357

Fax: 219-325-3660

SECURE UNIT VISITING HOURS

All visits are at half hour intervals.

Wednesday: 7PM-8:30PM
Saturday: 7PM-8:30PM
Sunday: 1PM-4PM & 7PM-8:30PM

SECURE UNIT DETENTION POLICY

RESIDENTIAL UNIT VISITING HOURS

All visits are at half hour intervals

Tuesdays: 6PM-8PM
Weekends/Holidays: 1PM- 3PM & 6PM-8PM

RESIDENTIAL CARE VISITATION POLICY

PHONE CALL TIMES

Secure Unit
Monday – Friday: 7:30PM – 9:00PM

Residential Unit
Weekdays: 7:00AM – 8:00AM, 3:00PM – 3:45PM, and 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Weekends: 10:00AM – 11:45AM, 3:00PM – 3:45PM, and 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Phone call privileges can be revoked by the Judge, Probation, Placing Agency or Juvenile Center Staff.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Alternative to Expulsion (A2E) program is to provide a caring and structured
educational environment for students who have been recommended for expulsion or have been
expelled, that will enable them to earn high school credits, identify career goals, develop positive life
skills and prepare them to return to their home school ready to achieve academically and avoid
behaviors that resulted in their placement in the program.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO EXPULSION PROGRAM

  1. Provide a structured environment under the direction of a Certified Teacher for students who are recommended for expulsion or have been expelled to earn high school credits utilizing credit recovery software. The teacher will provide academic support as needed.
  2. Provide those students with support in the areas of career and life planning, anger management and drug/alcohol resistance. We envision preparing students to return to their school with identified career and life goals and the realization of what they need to do in order to achieve their goals.
  3. Decrease the number of students who are recommended for expulsion again.
  4. Decrease the number of dropouts in La Porte County. Students who are expelled often do not earn any credits toward graduation during the period of their expulsion. Those students get behind and are at risk of dropping out, which is costly to our society and the individual. By affording those students the opportunity to earn credits, we can decrease the dropout rate.
  • Dropouts make up nearly half the heads of households on welfare. Over 25 to 30 years, a dropout can cost a community as much as $500,000 in public assistance, health care, and incarceration costs.
  • The rate of engagement in high-risk behaviors such as premature sexual activity, early pregnancy, delinquency, crime, violence, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide has found to be significantly higher among dropouts.
  • Dropouts make up nearly half the prison population.
  • High percentages of young dropouts are either not employed or are not even in the labor force. Data from the 2000 census show that high school dropouts had only a 52% employment rate in 1999.
  • In 1971, male dropouts earned $35,087 (in 2002 dollars), falling to $23,903 in 2002, (a decline of 347%).
  • In the same period, the earnings of female dropouts fell from $19,888 to $17,114. Recent dropouts will earn $200,000 less than high school graduates and $800,000 less than college graduates, in their lives.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The student will be given the opportunity to earn high school credits online with support from a teacher. The student also participates in supportive group programming which will address issues such as career and life programming, anger management and drug/alcohol resistance. Our goal is to ave the student return to the referring school more focused on their education, goals for their life and to be able to avoid the behaviors that resulted in the request for expulsion

The student, parent and school representative meet on the 3rd floor of the court house, where the School Judge will order them into the program.

The A2E program will be held at the Juvenile Services Center, located at 0364 S. Zigler Road,
La Porte. There are two shifts available. The student will attend from either 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The parent may be responsible for providing transportation.

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