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Washington State Works to Improve Employment Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth

Washington State Works to Improve Employment Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth

Washington is one state that has been deliberate in its efforts to promote job readiness and vocational success for its incarcerated youth, many of whom are 18 to 20 years of age. From October 2013 to September 2015, Washington State’s Juvenile Rehabilitation division—which operates juvenile correctional facilities across the state under the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)—administered a Job Readiness to Employment Project called Manufacturing Academy, made possible through a 2013 Second Chance Act Juvenile Demonstration grant.

Announcements

Apply Now: Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST)

Apply Now: Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST)

The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services.

Apply Now: FY2016 Comprehensive School Safety Initiative

Apply Now: FY2016 Comprehensive School Safety Initiative

The initiative is carried out through partnerships between researchers, educators, and other stakeholders, including law enforcement and mental health professionals. Funding under this program may be used to support and address a wide range of school safety activities, such as school resource officer training, school-based mental health, or improved disciplinary policies.

Webinars

Improving Outcomes for Young Adults in the Justice System

Improving Outcomes for Young Adults in the Justice System

This webinar focuses on how juvenile and criminal justice policymakers and agency leaders can work to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who are involved in these systems. Presenters discuss young adults’ distinct needs, as well as the limited research available on what works to address these needs, and recommend potential steps that policymakers, juvenile and adult criminal justice agency leaders, researchers, and the field can take to improve outcomes for this group of young people.

Using New Checklists to Assess Juvenile Justice Systems

Using New Checklists to Assess Juvenile Justice Systems

This webinar highlights three checklists focused on reducing juvenile recidivism, which are now available on the CSG Justice Center website. These checklists can help state and local officials assess whether their juvenile justice system’s policies and practices are aligned with the research on “what works” to reduce recidivism, and to identify opportunities for improvement.

Beyond Adverse Childhood Experiences

Beyond Adverse Childhood Experiences

The archived webinar covers the use of well-being questions in domains of connection, coping, and stress and focuses on a two-generation strategy addressing the needs of parents and their children.

Publications

Criminal Records & Your Job Rights

Criminal Records & Your Job Rights

This fact sheet from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission helps clarify the rights of young workers with respect to criminal history.

Recent headlines

National Reentry Week: Child Support Has a Role in Parents’ Successful Reentry

With more than 1 in 4 children in the child support case load and 1 in 28 children with a parent behind bars, the intersection between child support and justice involved families is significant. Parental incarceration increases the risk of children living in poverty or experiencing household instability. Only parents who successfully find work have the chance of supporting their children.

Department of Justice to Launch Inaugural National Reentry Week

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will travel to Philadelphia on MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, to hold events as part of National Reentry Week with public housing advocates, legal services providers and community leaders where they will announce new efforts to improve outcomes for justice-involved individuals including youth.