Community Youth Development: Programs, Policies, and Practices focuses on positive methods for youth development that are rapidly supplanting the traditional deficit-oriented, problem-reduction approaches. Edited by eminent scholars Francisco A. Villarruel, Daniel F. Perkins, Lynne M. Borden, and Joanne G. Keith, this accessible volume provides practical tools and models for developing community-wide initiatives that strengthen protective factors, build competencies, and focus on thriving indicators. Examining the needs of multiple audiences, programs, and policies, each chapter contributes to an overall understanding of the "how" and "why" of community youth development. Designed for upper division undergraduate and graduate students in human development, family studies, and education, Community Youth Development: Programs, Policies, and Practices is also an invaluable resource for researchers, practitioners, and policy advocates for youth and community development.
Chapter 11: Workforce and Youth Development for Court-Involved Youth: Barriers and Promising Approaches
Workforce and Youth Development for Court-Involved Youth: Barriers and Promising Approaches
With youth crime and juvenile justice receiving increased attention and study, employment and training programs for delinquent youth have received scrutiny as possible answers to some of the challenges facing the juvenile justice system. In 1997, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration and [Page 225]the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) sponsored a Task Force on Employment and Training for Court-Involved Youth. The Task Force was convened by the Home Builders Institute “to explore and examine practices and problems crossing a range of disciplines that could result in developing an effective strategy for improving vocational preparation, ...