ERIC Number: ED307505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Working It Out: Performance Management Strategies for Increasing Services to At-Risk Youth.
Youth Programs: Practical Lessons from Research and Program Experience, Win-Spr 1989
This journal issue summarizes the main points of a two-volume guide to youth performance management: "Working It Out: An Anthology of State and Local Performance Management Strategies Designed to Increase Services to Youth at Risk of Chronic Unemployment." The guide draws on the experiences of state and local practitioners in identifying specific ways in which states can expand and improve services to youth through such key state-level policy actions as selecting and setting performance standards, establishing incentive policies, increasing coordination among youth-serving agencies, making effective use of Job Training Partnership Act discretionary grants, and providing technical assistance. This summary also highlights best practices and policy guidance for the local level on issues such as definitions of at-risk youth and employability, development of multitiered service delivery systems, youth-centered competency-based program designs, contracting methods to encourage high performance, and effective use of requests for proposals. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Grants, Grantsmanship, High Risk Students, Job Training, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing, State Programs, Young Adults, Youth Employment
Center for Human Resources, Brandeis University, 60 Turner Street, P.O. Box 9110, Waltham, MA 02254-9110 (Four issues--$25.00 individuals; $50.00 organizations).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Center for Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982