Vallejo Times-Herald: Vallejo schools champion at-risk youth

By Lanz Christian BaƱes Times-Herald staff writer/

The current education system has failed the country’s most at-risk youth — and it’s time for a change.

That was the central thrust Friday of the Vallejo City Unified School District’s day-long summit discussing the challenges of working with “crossover youth,” or young people involved in the child welfare system and end up “crossing over” into the juvenile justice system.

“We cannot wait for things to calm down because they never will calm down,” said Matt Cervantes, a senior program officer with the Sierra Health Foundation.

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