Improving Equity and Access to High-Quality CTE for Youth and Young Adults in the Justice System

Many youth in the juvenile justice system aren’t equipped with the skills and education they need to enter the workforce. While states have tried to improve education for these young people, only eight states provide comprehensive career technical education (CTE) for incarcerated youth. A new brief from Advance CTE and The Council of State Governments Justice Center aims to support State CTE Directors in addressing this problem head on. This brief outlines five actions State CTE Directors can take to make sure that youth and young adults in the juvenile justice system have access to career training that is equivalent to the programming offered to their peers in the community.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center and Advance CTE | June 9, 2020 |
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