Help Young People and Youth of Color Get Work and Stay in School
By Benjamin Chambers, August 11 2010
Want to help kids in the justice system? Just ask juvenile probation officers what the kids on their caseloads need to be successful. They'll give you a list -- but a surprisingly short one.
Two of the items on everyone's list: helping teens stay in school or find a job. But these can be a challenge for young adults in the juvenile justice system. Youth of color often face the biggest barriers - helping them in these two areas could impact rates of disproportionate minority contact (DMC).
Here's two publications from Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) that might help: