Category: young adults

Dec 29

For an Increasing Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention, Learning Is Possible

Slate By Francesca Berardi Before Malik was locked away in a juvenile prison in Woodsbend, a small town tucked into Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains, he didn’t care much about school. No one in his immediate family has a high school diploma and his teachers, it seemed, only cared about the successful students. Malik, who is 18, spent …

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Dec 13

Codington County (SD) Takes Steps to Limit Prison Time for Children, Mentally Ill

Watertown Public Opinion By J.T. Fey Codington County Commissioners took two steps they hope will eventually help prevent kids and the mentally ill from spending much time in prison. The commissioners first voted 5-0 to authorize chairman Myron Johnson to sign a memorandum of understanding to establish the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Committee. JDAI’s basic …

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Nov 02

Apply Now: Technical Assistance Initiative to Strengthen Education and Workforce Development Services for Justice-Involved Young Adults

With support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, RTI International invites community partnerships to submit a letter of interest to join a technical assistance initiative focused on improving outcomes for young adults (ages 16–24) who are involved with the criminal justice system by connecting them with career and technical education …

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Sep 25

Register for Webinar: Young Adults Sentenced to State Prison

Hosted by the Vera Institute of Justice This webinar is geared towards state agencies interested in reforming the care and custody of young adults within their prisons. To learn about what such an effort looks like, the Connecticut Department of Corrections will discuss its approach to working with young adults through the implementation of the …

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Sep 20

Dos and Don’ts for Reducing Recidivism Among Young Adults in the Justice System

This resource presents a concrete list of dos and don’ts that policymakers and justice system leaders can use to guide policy and practice changes focused on young adults in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Informed by both research and practice, the list outlines supervision and service strategies that states and localities should and …

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Apr 04

Apply Now: The U.S. Department of Labor Reentry Projects

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is seeking applications from community-based organizations and intermediary organizations to plan and implement comprehensive reentry programs for adults and young adults, with a focus on improving employment outcomes. ETA is seeking proposed strategies for addressing reentry challenges, including trying new approaches, addressing gaps in services, building or …

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Mar 13

Out of Prison, Then Back In? Unique Plan Aims to Break Cycle

Boston Herald By the Associated Press BOSTON — Tykeam Jackson’s soft voice and warm smile give little hint of how the 21-year-old spent his youth: in and out of juvenile detention and jails, leading a life in Boston’s mean streets centered on gangs and guns. “I was always having guns to protect myself. I just …

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