The purpose of Title I, Part D is:
1. To improve educational services for children and youth in local and State institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that such children and youth have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic content standards and challenging State student academic achievement standards that all children in the State are expected to meet;
2. To provide such children and youth with the services needed to make a successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and
3. To prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school, and to provide dropouts, and children and youth returning from correctional facilities or institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth, with a support system to ensure their continued education.
Local school systems and state agencies in Georgia (the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Corrections and the Department of Human Resources) serve neglected and/or delinquent youths in institutions operated or contracted by these agencies. The Georgia Department of Education provides resources to school systems and state agencies to carry out the purposes of Title I, Part D based upon the submission of a required plan and application.