This report was commissioned to identify and promote youth employment strategies that target crossover youth to support the work of the collaborations in the PYJI counties. The authors surveyed the lead PYJI county partners, conducted a series of in-depth interviews in the targeted counties and with experts elsewhere in California and around the nation, and reviewed the literature on model youth employment programs. As summarized below, the report describes the diverse funding sources supporting youth employment programs in the different counties, the collaborations that have been formed with government and community partners, the strategies that have been employed by individual programs, and the range of challenges they face that can be addressed with the help of additional resources, policy reforms and other measures.
Author(s): National Employment Law Project
Publication Date: 2016
Topic(s): California, Foster Youth, Juvenile Justice, Workforce, Employment, and Career Success
Resource Type: Research / Report
Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals
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