VIDEO: Partnership Supports Oakland Students After Juvenile Detention
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:
- Lifting the Bar team members and start-up fund investment details
- Keeping Kids in School and Out of Trouble: Pilot Program Tested in Oakland Schools Shows Success, ABC7 News Segment
- The One-Page Letter that Keeps Kids Out of Jail, Greg Walton writes in Psychology Today
- Lifting the Bar: A Relationship-Orienting Intervention Reduces Recidivism Among Children Reentering School from Juvenile Detention, published by the Association for Psychological Science
- Stanford Researchers and Oakland Educators Develop Intervention to Reduce Juvenile Recidivism, Stanford News Service
- Social Belonging to Help Students Thrive After Juvenile Detention, Q&A with Katie Remington Cunningham and Hattie Tate