Education Outcomes of Education Advocate Program Participants in WA State

October, 2021
October, 2021

The Washington State Education Advocate Program (EAP) is a statewide educational assistance program to re-engage youth coming out of detention and juvenile rehabilitation administrative centers with school. The program's primary aim is to prevent high-risk youth from re-entering the juvenile justice system. 

This study aims to investigate the impact of the EAP in Washington on high school and postsecondary outcomes by addressing the following research questions:

  • Does EAP participation affect school attendance?
  • Does EAP participation affect high school graduation and reduce the likelihood of dropping out?
  • Does EAP participation affect postsecondary enrollment and postsecondary degree attainment?