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. 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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