ERIC Number: ED317803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Helping the Homeless Be Choosers: The Role of JTPA in Improving Job Prospects. Special Report No. 28.
National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
This document contains the results of a study of the responsiveness of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) to the training and employment needs of homeless people. The first part contains recommendations to the president, the Congress, and the employment and training community on policies and practices concerning the homeless and employment issues. The second part is the report on which the recommendations are based. It includes information for policymakers and the job training community about the homeless: who they are, what caused them to be homeless, the training and employment issues that need to be considered when dealing with them; assessments of how and the extent to which JTPA is serving homeless individuals; examples of programs where Private Industry Councils (PICs) have developed and implemented innovative approaches or programs to include the homeless in their JTPA programs; and seven case studies of local JTPA initiatives where the PICs are undertaking special efforts to ensure services to this group. The study that resulted in part 2 of the document included interviews with 55 professionals who administer local JTPA programs in urban areas to determine the level and type of services they are offering to homeless individuals. The case studies attempt to identify what works and does not work by examining factors such as community support and involvement, PIC and private sector roles, types of services provided, levels of interagency and public/private coordination, outcome measures, and funding examples. The case studies are about San Diego, California; San Mateo County, California; Louisville, Kentucky; New York City, New York; Toledo, Ohio; Nashville, Tennessee; and Seattle-King County, Washington. (CML)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Vocational Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Innovation, Employment Potential, Experiential Learning, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Homeless People, Housing Needs, Outcomes of Education, Poverty, Public Policy, School Community Relationship, Success, Unemployment, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (San Diego); Kentucky (Louisville); New York (New York); Ohio (Toledo); Tennessee (Nashville); Washington (Seattle)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982