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

Posted February 17, 2021, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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. 3, 2021

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

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