ERIC Number: ED313482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Current Federal Policies and Programs for Youth.
Reingold (J.R.) and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This document comprises a department-by-department review of the major federal programs and activities serving youth in 1989-90. Youth initiatives in the following agencies are described and new activities and significant changes are discussed: (1) U.S. Department of Labor; (2) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; (3) U.S. Department of Education; (4) U.S. Department of Justice; and (5) U.S. Department of Defense. The following observations and issues are outlined: (1) there does not appear to be a comprehensive federal policy for youth emerging from the Bush Administration; (2) some promising attempts have been made to coordinate certain youth activities, such as Youth:2000, a joint initiative between the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services; (3) the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) demonstrates federal concern for and commitment to youth; and (4) the Bush Administration should commit to an increase in funding for several key youth programs, such as Head Start, Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act, the Job Corps, and JTPA. The appendices comprise the following material: (1) lists of Regional Office contacts for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; (2) a list of the locations and telephone numbers of Navy and Marine Corps Family Service centers; (3) statistical data on the JTPA Title II-A and II-B funding levels by state, rates of JTPA participants, and estimated expenditures for education in the United States for 1987-88 and 1988-89; and (4) a summary of the Department of Education's budget by category for 1988, 1989, and 1990. A list of Youth and America's Future publications is also appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compensatory Education, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Job Training, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Youth Programs
W. T. Grant Foundation Commission on Youth, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 301, Washington, DC 20036-5541 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation, Washington, DC. Commission on Work, Family, and Citizenship.
Authoring Institution: Reingold (J.R.) and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Job Training Partnership Act 1982