What is CARES?
The EVSC’s Court Assisted Resolution to Expulsion and Suspension Program, or CARES, was developed in partnership with the Vanderburgh Juvenile Court as an alternative to out of school suspensions. Students are recommended to CARES by their school administrator following a behavior infraction.
Each student assigned to CARES will remain in the program for a minimum of two days. While in the program, students and families meet with a representative of the juvenile court and a behavior interventionist.
The goal of the program is place students in an alternative setting to resolve their suspension and to prevent further behavior problems from impacting their education.