Neglected or Delinquent

The three-part goal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act’s (ESEA) Title I, Part D, Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk, is to:

  1. Improve educational services for children and youth who are neglected or delinquent so that they have the opportunity to meet challenging state academic content and achievement standards.
  2. Provide neglected or delinquent children and youth with services so that they can successfully transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment.
  3. Prevent youth from dropping out of school, and provide youth who have dropped out and are returning from correctional facilities with a support system to ensure their continued education.