ERIC Number: ED459336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
WIA Youth Policy Councils: Key to the Future for a Generation of Challenge. Policy Issues Monograph.
Callahan, Jim; Pines, Marion
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 mandates the creation of youth councils to bring together the major resource and delivery systems that have youth as a major "customer." These systems include the following sectors: education; public housing; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families agencies; WIA partners; the justice system; and the private sector. According to WIA, the primary function of youth councils is to advise local workforce investment boards (WIBs) on WIA-related youth issues. Local WIBs can also assume the roles of youth policymaker and system builder. Planning intelligently for a comprehensive system for at-risk youth requires having the following key pieces of information: numbers and characteristics of local youth; existing local programs and services for youth; the effectiveness of existing programs; gaps in services; ways of filling identified gaps; and employers' needs and expectations. The early experiences of the youth councils in the following cities provide guidance on establishing successful youth councils: Camden, New Jersey; Brockton, Massachusetts; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (The following items are appended: information about the Levitan Center; four youth planning tools and a guide to their use; and a list of members of the Levitan Youth Policy Network. An annotated bibliography of 13 Levitan Center publications concludes the document.) (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agency Cooperation, Annotated Bibliographies, At Risk Persons, Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Counseling Services, Data Collection, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Educational Resources, Employment Opportunities, Federal Legislation, Information Needs, Information Sources, Information Transfer, Integrated Services, Juvenile Justice, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Position Papers, Private Sector, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Agencies, Public Housing, Public Policy, Records (Forms), Resource Allocation, Shared Resources and Services, State Action, Systems Approach, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Sar Levitan Center, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Wyman Park Building, 5th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 ($10). Tel: 410-516-7169; Fax: 410-516-4775; Web site: http://www.levitan.org/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Council on Employment Policy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Sar Levitan Center for Social Policy Studies.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Workforce Investment Act 1998