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Connecting the Workforce Development and Reentry Communities to Improve Employment and Education Outcomes of Justice-Involved Youth

NYCETCThis paper from the New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC) summarizes the discussion at the Justice Involved Youth Roundtable, hosted by NYCETC and the Osborne Association in December 2015. Roundtable presenters led a group of 35 stakeholders in the workforce and criminal justice communities in a discussion about the current state of youth involved with the justice system in New York City: the challenges they face when it comes to employment and education and ways that government, social service organizations, employers, and communities can work together to improve the quality of life for thousands of the city’s young people. This roundtable represents recognition that broader and deeper collaboration between these stakeholders must occur regularly in order to provide New York City’s justice-involved youth with the holistic services they need in order to address deeply rooted challenges and help them fully thrive.