ERIC Number: ED466513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Barriers and Promising Approaches to Workforce and Youth Development for Young Offenders. Program Profiles.
Brown, David; Maxwell, Sarah; DeJesus, Edward; Schiraldi, Vincent
This publication is part of a toolkit that examines systemic barriers to achieving economic self-sufficiency for court-involved youth. It highlights 15 exemplary programs in the world of criminal justice for young people. The programs are all based on youth development principles and are guided by a comprehensive set of core principles that view young adults and their needs holistically. The 15 programs demonstrate that the core principles can be applied to the field of juvenile justice. Researchers collected information for these profiles by first contacting practitioners, funders, policymakers, and researchers and identifying 15 efforts that displayed promising practices for preparing youth offenders for successful education and work-related outcomes (critically applying the Promising and Effective Practices Network criteria for effective practice). They visited each site and completed a four-step evaluation that involved touring the grounds and facilities and interviewing site directors, staff members, and program participants. After each site visit, short reports were prepared that offered a program overview, gave outcome data, and listed exemplary practices. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Job Training, Juvenile Justice, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Rehabilitation, Work Experience Programs, Youth Programs
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-223-2890; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web site: http://www.aecf.org/publications.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.