ERIC Number: ED446215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Employment and Training for Court-Involved Youth. Report.
Home Builders Inst., Washington, DC.
This report contains a compendium of the opinions and concerns of a task force that researched current conditions that affect court-involved youth and identifies the most promising strategies for connecting court-involved youth to the labor market. The report includes three introductory chapters, four chapters related to task force discussion areas, and eight appendixes. The first chapter provides information about court-involved youth and the challenges in developing programs and systems that meet their needs. The second chapter provides information about the structure of the juvenile justice system. Information about the structure of the workforce development system is summarized in Chapter 3. The fourth chapter provides an overview of youth and the labor market. The fifth chapter suggests strategies for linking youth in juvenile justice system programs to the labor market and presents an overview of issues related to youth development, exemplary practices, and promising programs. The sixth chapter summarizes strengths and weaknesses of the juvenile justice, work force development, education, social services, community-based support, and labor market systems that affect the delivery of services to high-risk youth. The final chapter makes recommendations to assist policymakers to meet the needs of court-involved youth for work force preparation. Eight appendixes list task force members, forecast employment trends, provide contact information for local and state labor contacts, list additional programs, define terms, and provide contact information for programs, funding sources, and current initiatives in youth development, policy-making, juvenile justice, education, and work force development. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Employment Programs, Juvenile Courts, Juvenile Justice, Labor Force Development, National Surveys, State Programs, Success, Youth Employment, Youth Problems
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 810 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531, Tel: 202-307-5911, Fax: 202-307-2093 (free). For full text: http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/fs99102.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.; Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Home Builders Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: Report prepared by the Task Force on Employment and Training for Court-Involved Youth under the auspices of the Home Builders Institute.