ERIC Number: ED382813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Jobs Corps Oversight. Hearings on Examining Performance, Accountability, and the Incidence of Violence at Job Corps Sites, before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session. (January 18-19, 1995).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document records the oral and written testimony of witnesses who testified at 2 days of U.S. Senate oversight hearings on Job Corps programs. Witnesses included several Senators who have been involved in Job Corps legislation since the program's beginning in 1968, Job Corps program completers and dropouts, and local officials in areas of Job Corps sites. According to their testimony, some Job Corps sites have lost the idealism that permeated their programs when they were formed and have become little more than reform schools. Some former participants complained about incidents of violence in the sites and of little learning taking place. Other program completers said that the Job Corps had been their salvation and was largely responsible for their success in life. Overall, the hearings provided support for the good that Job Corps had accomplished but revealed concern over reports of gangs and violence at the sites and a determination to reform a program that has had many successes over the years. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Hearings, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.