Register: Webinar to Explore Job Training for Youth With Justice Involvement

Posted February 17, 2021
Webinar to explore job training for youth with juvenile justice involvement

The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion will host a webi­nar on Mar. 3, 2021, on mean­ing­ful col­lab­o­ra­tion between pro­fes­sion­als in the fed­er­al work­force devel­op­ment sys­tem and the juve­nile jus­tice sys­tem. Work­force devel­op­ment can make a pow­er­ful dif­fer­ence for young peo­ple who are involved the juve­nile jus­tice sys­tem. Approach­es that blend edu­ca­tion with occu­pa­tion­al train­ing while also offer­ing sup­port ser­vices, paid work expe­ri­ences and oppor­tu­ni­ties to con­nect with car­ing adults can be par­tic­u­lar­ly beneficial.

The webi­nar will show­case a tool kit cre­at­ed by the Nation­al Youth Employ­ment Coali­tion, with sup­port from the Foun­da­tion. The tool kit intro­duces best prac­tices for con­nect­ing young peo­ple involved in the juve­nile jus­tice sys­tem with employ­ment, and the fed­er­al pro­grams avail­able to sup­port edu­ca­tion, train­ing and employment.

Explore Job Train­ing for Youth with Jus­tice Involve­ment: A Toolkit

Dur­ing the webi­nar, prac­ti­tion­ers whose work is fea­tured in the tool kit will join experts from the Nation­al Youth Employ­ment Coali­tion to dis­cuss the following:

  • evi­dence-based prac­tices in youth work­force development;
  • an overview of the work­force sys­tem fund­ed under the fed­er­al Work­force Inno­va­tion and Oppor­tu­ni­ty Act;
  • advice on improv­ing WIOA-fund­ed ser­vices for youth with jus­tice involve­ment at the local lev­el; and
  • guid­ance on form­ing effec­tive inter­a­gency partnerships.

The Pre­tri­al Jus­tice Insti­tute — Casey’s JDAI train­ing part­ner — is orga­niz­ing the webi­na­rs for JDAIcon­nect. Reg­is­trants can par­tic­i­pate in the webi­na­rs with­out join­ing JDAIcon­nect, the Foundation’s free online com­mu­ni­ty for JDAI prac­ti­tion­ers and peo­ple inter­est­ed in youth jus­tice. Mem­bers of JDAIcon­nect will have the added ben­e­fit of access­ing online dis­cus­sions and addi­tion­al resources.

Reg­is­ter for the webinar

What: Improv­ing Employ­ment Out­comes for Youth With Jus­tice Involvement

When: 2 p.m. ET, Wednes­day, Mar. 32021

The mod­er­a­tor is Thomas Showal­ter, exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nation­al Youth Employ­ment Coalition.

Pan­elists include:

  • Rashaun Ben­nett, senior pro­gram asso­ciate, Nation­al Youth Employ­ment Coalition
  • Caitlin Dawkins, direc­tor of juve­nile jus­tice, FHI 360
  • Cheryl Fam­bles, chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, Pacif­ic Moun­tain Work­force Devel­op­ment Council
  • Hec­tor Rivera, chief oper­at­ing offi­cer, Our Piece of the Pie

Reg­is­ter for the webinar

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