Research Report Bridges to Education and Employment for Justice-Involved Youth
Evaluation of the NYC Justice Corps Program
Lindsey Cramer, Mathew Lynch, Margaret Goff, Sino Esthappan, Travis Reginal, David Leitson
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This report documents evaluation findings of NYC Justice Corps, a workforce readiness and recidivism reduction program for justice-involved youth, and describes the strengths and challenges as perceived by program staff, participants, and stakeholders. The evaluation highlights what Justice Corps providers—and similar programs—might learn as they work to integrate the goals of education, employment, and cognitive and psychosocial development into program services and activities for justice-involved youth. The authors conclude by identifying actionable recommendations for future programming for youth in NYC, including providing services to at-risk youth and their families to help them connect with their communities and provide stability, building partnerships with local organizations and service providers to overcome barriers to engagement, and providing structured aftercare services such as mentoring or support groups.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Children and youth
Tags Employment Juvenile justice Delinquency and crime Youth employment and training Neighborhoods and youth development Youth development
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center