Ohio Department of Education and State-Wide Resources
Local School District Liaison Duties, Roles and Responsibilities
Ohio requires every district to identify a single point of contact for justice involved youth. The point of contact plays an important role in assisting with the development of each Whole Child Transition Plan. Having a point-of-contact available for justice-involved youth can increase collaboration, facilitate supports for students and families and streamline communication between partners.
Both federal and state laws require that every student with a disability receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). This includes students who are in a community corrections facility or juvenile detention center.
The Whole Child Transition Plan Diagram offers a visual example of those who may be part of a student’s transition team and the role each plays when creating and working through a student’s transition plan.
Best Practices for Justice Involved Youth
The mission of the Ohio Department of Youth Services is to improve Ohio’s future by habilitating youth and empowering families and communities.
OFCF is a partnership of state and local government, communities and families that enhances the well-being of Ohio’s children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging families. OFCF’s vision is for every child and family to thrive and succeed within healthy communities.
As a partnership of state and local government, agencies, communities, and families, we strive to enhance the well-being of our county’s children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging and empowering families.
US Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services