The Council for Educators of At-Risk and Delinquent Youth (CEARDY), founded in 1999, is a professional organization of educators who teach in non-traditional educational settings, such as detention and corrections facilities, special education programs, alternative schools, residential programs, day treatment, and mental health placements.

CEARDY is committed to:

  • Fostering collaboration among education professionals who provide services to at-risk and delinquent youth;
  • Acting as a national voice for students, teachers and school administrators;
  • Setting standards for best practices in educational programs serving at-risk and delinquent youth;
  • Providing resources, information and technical assistance; and
  • Sponsoring training and professional development opportunities for its membership.

For more information, please contact:

David Beatty
President, Council for Educators of At-Risk and Delinquent Youth
State of Nebraska