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Job Training for Youth with Justice Involvement: A Toolkit. National Youth Employment Coalition.

Job Training for Youth with Justice Involvement: A Toolkit. National Youth Employment Coalition.
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

Youth with justice involvement face a complex web of bias, racial discrimination, and structural barriers that prevent them from living healthy and productive lives. The federally funded workforce-development system has the potential to help these youth become economically self-sufficient and increase their chances of success–and has a statutory mandate to serve the hardest-to-serve young people. Collaboration among workforce partners, courts, and the various agencies that make up the juvenile-justice system can create an ecosystem of alternatives that keep young people safe in their community. This toolkit, directed at practitioners and leaders in the juvenile-justice system and others with limited familiarity with the workforce development system:
• Outlines evidence-based practices in youth workforce development,
• Provides an overview of the workforce system funded under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA),
• Makes recommendations for how to make WIOA-funded services work better for youth with justice involvement at the local level, and
• Lays out some key steps to forming effective interagency partnerships. These ideas are illustrated by success stories from around the country.

Authors
O’Sullivan, K., Spangler, D., Showalter, T., & Bennett, R.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Year published new
2020

The Economic Well-Being of Youth Transitioning from Foster Care: Opportunity Passport Participant Survey Results Show Employment Helps Many Thrive

The Economic Well-Being of Youth Transitioning from Foster Care: Opportunity Passport Participant Survey Results Show Employment Helps Many Thrive
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Jim Casey Initiative’s Opportunity Passport program is a matched-savings intervention to help improve the financial capabilities of young people as they transition from foster care to adulthood. This research brief presents key findings from the survey data of program participants since 2008. The employment data includes rates, full-time status, average hours worked per week, hourly wages, and training experiences. Results indicate that Opportunity Passport participants seem to be faring well in employment. A higher proportion of Opportunity Passport participants are employed compared with young people in the general population as well as 17- and 19-year old National Youth in Transition Database respondents. However, some participants lagged behind others in employment gains, including young parents and young people in group placements.The brief provides recommendations for how policymakers and service providers should use this information to more effectively support young people. 

Accession number
25653
Type new
Brief
Organization

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Series
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available free of charge on the Annie E. Casey website at: https://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-theeconomicwellbeingofyouth-201…