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Joanne Finney

San Diego County Office of Education
San Diego County Court
Principal for the SOAR Academies. These four schools provide education for the students who have been remanded to the juvenile justice system in San Diego County. Former principal for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex in Brownwood, Texas. I have a passion for thematic integrated project based instruction, as well as bringing canines into the juvenile system as a means to provide a win-win for all stakeholders including the canine. I also interested in providing CTE opportunities for our students behind gates. I hold a strong belief that students in detention need to be provided with the most dynamic instruction, mental health services, and that corrections (probation) provide instruction that will reduce the student's risk factors as to their criminogenic issues. We must all work together to create a lifeline in order to reduce recidivism. A chord of three is not easily broken.