How The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Impacting Special Education Access.
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools around the country to close in March 2020, children incarcerated in secure care facilities in Louisiana were left without any educational services for months. Many of LCCR’s clients were affected by this crisis, and they experienced significant learning loss and isolation as a result of educational gaps.  Students with disabilities in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) were most affected by the educational disruption caused by the pandemic. These vulnerable students are significantly overrepresented in OJJ custody in Louisiana. According to one study conducted by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, up […]