VIDEO: Partnership Supports Oakland Students After Juvenile Detention

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Two people walk down a school hallway wearing masks

A one-page letter is helping students in Oakland return to school after juvenile detention—and stay in school. Hattie Tate runs the Alameda County Juvenile Detention Transition Center. She and Stanford psychologist Greg Walton explain how their partnership—and $500,000 in start-up funding from Stanford Impact Labs—helped them create and test a new approach together. The results are promising: social connection between students and adults in school matters; other schools are taking notice.

Stanford Impact Labs Faculty Director Jeremy Weinstein hosts Tate and Walton in conversation about their partnership and team, how they combined research and first-hand experience with students and teachers, the results so far, and their hopes for the future. The conversation, coordinated by Stanford's offices of external relations and continuing studies, is also joined by Jennifer Deitz, associate dean for Stanford Continuing Studies, and Nicole Taylor, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Watch the full conversation: