Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning


Ensuring Success In School, Supporting Survivors

Ensuring Success In School, Supporting Survivors

As part of the "Programming to Policy Project" CURL assisted the Shriver Center by gathering testimony from and about student survivors (Grades K-12) of domestic and sexual violence attending or who had recently attended or are attending public school in Illinois about how school policies and practices, or the absence of such policies and practices, have aided, hindered, or had any impact on student survivors’ academic success. This includes discussions of students’ safety, educational opportunities, and access to in-school and community resources necessary to further their recovery and to complete their education. The Shriver Center produced a report using the testimonies to update information previously gathered through public hearings and private conversations with K-12 student survivors (or their parents) between 2008 and 2010 as part of the Ensuring Success in School Task Force Report.

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