Title I.D. Neglected/Delinquent

Title I.D. Neglected/Delinquent


"An institution for Neglected Children" - A public or private residential facility other than a foster home, that is operated for the care of children who have been committed to the institution or voluntarily placed in the institution under applicable State law, due to abandonment, neglect, or death of their parents or guardians.

"An institution for Delinquent Children" - A public or private residential facility for the care of children who have been adjudicated to be delinquent or in need of supervision.

The term “at-risk”, when used with respect to a child, youth, or student, means a school aged individual who is at-risk of academic failure, dependency adjudication, or delinquency adjudication, has a drug or alcohol problem, is pregnant or is a parent, has come into contact with the juvenile justice system or child welfare system in the past, is at least 1 year behind the expected grade level for the age of the individual, is an English learner, is a gang member, has dropped out of school in the past, or has a high absenteeism rate at school.

Federal and State Guidance

Requirements for LEAs Serving a Delinquent Institutions

Each LEA desiring assistances under Title I.D. must complete the Title I.D. Plan and submit yearly by July 1. In this application for funding, each LEA must address the following for each eligible delinquent institution [ESEA 1423 or 20 U.S.C. § 6472]:

  1. A description of the program of facility to be assisted;
  2. The formal agreements between the LEA and correctional facilities or alternative school programs serving youth involved with the juvenile justice system;
  3. How participating schools will coordinate with facilities serving delinquent youth to ensure they are participating in an education program comparable to that operated directly by the LEA;
  4. A description of the program operated by participating schools to facilitate the successful transition of youth returning from correctional facilities, and, as appropriate, the types of services that such schools will provide those students and other at-risk students and youth served by the LEA;
  5. The characteristics (including learning difficulties, substance abuse problems, and other special needs) of youth returning from correctional facilities and, if applicable, other at- risk students. The plan should also include how the school will coordinate existing educational programs to meet these students' unique educational needs;
  6. How schools will coordinate with existing social, health, and other services to meet the needs of students returning from correctional facilities and other at-risk students, including
    1. prenatal health care and nutrition services;
    2. parenting and child development classes;
    3. child care;
    4. targeted reentry and outreach programs;
    5. referrals to community resources; and
    6. scheduling flexibility.
  7. A description of any partnerships with institutions of higher education or local businesses to facilitate postsecondary and workforce success for youth returning from correctional facilities, through means such as
    1. participating in credit-bearing coursework while in secondary school,
    2. enrollment in postsecondary education,
    3. participation in career and technical education programming, and
    4. mentoring services.
  8. How the program will involve parents or guardians and family members in efforts to improve the educational achievement of their students, assist in dropout prevention activities, and prevent further involvement of their students in delinquent activities;
  9. How the program will be coordinated with other federal, state, and local programs, such as programs under Title I.A of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and career and technical education programs serving at-risk students;
  10. If applicable, how the program will be coordinated with programs operated under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 and other comparable programs;
  11. How schools will work with probation officers to assist in meeting the needs of youth returning from correctional facilities;
  12. The efforts participating schools will make to ensure personnel in correctional facilities working with youth are aware of a student's existing IEP; and
  13. The steps participating schools will take to find alternative placements for youth interested in continuing their education but unable to participate in a regular public school program.

Allocation and Use of Funding for Local Agency Program

Title I.D funds used for instruction must supplement the instructional hours students receive from state and local resources. The Title I.D allocation must be used only for prevention and intervention programs to serve youth who are delinquent or at-risk of dropping out of school.

These funds may be used in any of the following ways:

  1. To assist in the transition of youth returning to local schools from correctional facilities to help them remain in school and complete their education;
  2. For dropout prevention programs for at-risk youth;
  3. For the coordination of health and social services, such as day care, alcohol and other drug counseling, and mental health services, if needed, to allow students to complete their education;
  4. For special programs to meet the unique academic needs of participating students, including career and technical education, special education, career counseling, curriculum- based youth entrepreneurship education, and assistance in securing student loans or grants for postsecondary education;
  5. For programs providing mentoring and peer mediation; and
  6. To pay for success initiatives.

Supportive and transitional programs operated with Title I.D funds must be designed primarily to meet the needs of youth in delinquent institutions and those returning to the local LEA. After these needs are addressed, the local LEA may use any remaining Title I.D funds to provide services for other students at-risk of dropping out of school. [ESEA Section 1424]

NDTAC Tip Sheet: The Use of Title I, Part D Funds – Decision Making

Title I.D. Resources

Title I.D. Forms

If a locally administered facility for delinquent children is located within the boundaries of an LEA, the LEA is responsible for submitting to DESE the Annual Survey of Children in Local Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Children or in Correctional Institutions, Title I.A, ESEA by December 15. This form, completed by the administrative officer of the facility/institution, requests information about the legal status of the facility, the type of children served (neglected or delinquent) and the number of long-term residents. Allocations to LEAs are based on the number of youth residing in local institutions as reported on the Annual Survey of Children in Local Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Children or in Correctional Institutions.


Contact Information

VACANT, Supervisor, Title I.D

Phone: (573) 751-5312