The completion of high school is one of the most important of accomplishments for today's youth. Consider for illustration that the Census Bureau’s (2005) data shows that the typical ‘employed’ dropout earned around $19,200 per year as compared to the typical employed high school graduate ($28,600), one with some college ($32,000) and one with a bachelor degree only ($51,600). Over the soon to be standard of 45 years of adult employment, the respective lifetime earning difference for a dropout ranges from $423,000 (versus a high school graduate) to $1,908,000 (versus a college graduate). Now remember, these statistics are for the ‘employed’ dropout that participates in a Census data collection, there are many more dropouts who are not employed or imprisoned. A related statistic shows that ‘employed’ dropout requires 11 years to find ‘stable’ employment (defined as two or more years at the same or related job) as compared to 5 and 2 years for the average high school and college graduate, respectively (Yates, 2005). Moretti (2005) further notes that ‘it is well known that individuals with lower levels of education are over-represented in the criminal justice system” (p. 3). Specifically, while focusing on inmates in general his research demonstrates that a single year of additional schooling reduces the odds for imprisonment by a range of 10% for Caucasian youth to a high of 37% for African American youth. Another national data source shows that at any given time some 144,000 youth offenders are in ‘prison or related facilities and some 40% to 70% of these youth have been classified as having a disability (Snyder & Sickmund, 2006). Similarly, estimates from 2004 show 34% and 51% of all inmates lack any form of a high school credential (U. S. Department of Justice, 2004).