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Summer Youth Programs

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Comprehensive Blueprint for Youth Reentry in Alameda County

Each year, Juvenile Courts in the United States handle roughly1.6 million delinquency cases and an estimated 144,000 youth are placed in juvenile correctional facilities. Youth in the juvenile justice system have high probabilities of returning to crime. Further, juvenile offenders do not return evenly to communities across the United States, but rather return disproportionately to high-crime, high-poverty areas. The social support system in such communities is typically overwhelmed by the volume of returning offenders. The Employment and Training Administration awarded three categories of grants to provide selected state and local governments and an intermediary organization the opportunity to develop comprehensive strategies for serving all young offenders returning to a city or county. Five Young Offender Planning Grants of approximately $300,000 each was awarded to local governments by the Employment & Training Administration. The goal of the planning grants were to allow the selected localities to develop comprehensive blueprints for serving all juvenile and young adult offenders returning from correctional facilities. The Department’s intent in funding these planning grants was to enable communities to use resources outside of these grants to fully fund the plans that they develop. This initiative set into motion the planning, partnerships building, and the developing of programmatic activities necessary to help reduce recidivism while expanding opportunities for individual success through education, training, and employment. Here are the DRAFT blueprints.

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09/07/10 12:30PM

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Funding Available for Families seeking Unification

HUD's Family Unification Program (FUP) will make 2,543 Housing Choice Vouchers available for families whose inadequate housing is the primary cause of their separation or near separation from their children. In addition, 20 percent of these vouchers will provide stable housing for approximately 750 young adults (ages 18-22) who are aging out of the foster care system, preventing them from becoming homelessness. The funding is awarded to local public housing authorities that work closely with local child welfare agencies to identify families with children in foster care or who are at risk of being placed in foster care and youth at risk of homelessness. These vouchers, like regular Housing Choice Vouchers, allow families to rent housing from private landlords and generally pay 30 percent of the family's monthly adjusted gross income towards rent and utilities. According to the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare (NCHCW), the average annual cost of providing foster care for one family's children is $56,892. By contrast, it costs approximately $13,193 a year to provide rental assistance and supportive services for that same family. Since FUP provides affordable housing to this targeted population, it's estimated that the total yearly savings to the foster care system is more than $142 million. Cost savings are also considerable for young people aging out of foster care. The average annual FUP costs for young adults is $5,600 – a tenth of the estimated costs associated with homelessness, incarceration, and residential treatment. "The Family Unification Program exemplifies Secretary Donovan's commitment to interagency coordination and resource sharing," said Ruth White, Executive Director of NCHCW. "FUP will enable housing and social service providers to work together to apply resources where they are most needed to prevent and end homelessness for thousands of children and youth nationwide - and ultimately save money along the way."

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10/13/10 03:25PM

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June 28, 2011 edition of Selected News and Sound Clips for the Day

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06/29/11 02:30PM

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Helping Youth Develop Soft Skills for Job Success: Tips for Parents and Families

This InfoBrief discusses the importance of soft skills and offers strategies parents can use to help their child develop skills for employment services.

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12/21/11 02:58PM

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Using Career Interest Inventories to Inform Career Planning

This Innovative Strategies Practice Brief provides practical examples and resources used by promising and exemplary youth programs to conduct career interest inventories with youth. The youth programs featured in this brief have been recognized by NCWD/Youth as Innovative Strategies. NCWD/Youth's Innovative Strategies features workforce development programs and practices that serve youth with disabilities, either as a target population or as part of other youth populations. The U.S. Department of Labor does not endorse any of the products, vendors, or tools referenced in this brief. Any mention of vendors, products, or tools is for informational purposes only.

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12/21/11 03:00PM

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Engaging Youth in Work Experiences

The Value of Work Experiences Work experiences are both paid and unpaid opportunities to work and practice career readiness skills. When work experiences are a part of a supervised program sponsored by an education or training organization that links knowledge gained at the worksite with a planned program of study, they are referred to as work-based learning opportunities.

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12/21/11 03:01PM

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Supportive Services Policy from the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council

This 2010 Brief is provided by the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council and defines Supportive Services

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01/10/12 12:27PM

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FlashFax March 2, 2012

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03/09/12 11:16AM

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FlashFax June 8, 2012

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06/14/12 09:43AM

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FlashFax August 3, 2012

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08/14/12 10:11AM

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TRANSCRIPT from Youth Chat August 16, 2012

The Division of Youth Services would like to Thank everyone who was able to join us on our recent Youth Chat! It was informative and very interactive. Please remember, if there are additional questions and or comments please send to youth.services@dol.gov. We look forward to communicating with you in the future.

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08/16/12 02:50PM

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FlashFax August 17, 2012

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FlashFax: September 14, 2012

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FlashFax: September 28th

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Transcript for the CHAT on Credentials November 15, 2012

Please find the transcript for the CHAT If you have any additional questions, please e-mail us youth.services@dol.gov

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11/15/12 01:16PM

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Youth internship opportunity (Project YES!)

Project Y.E.S! is a national internship program engaging college juniors, seniors and graduate students in service to meet the needs of military families.

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01/31/13 07:53AM

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FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council & Release of Summary Report on Awareness to Action Workshop

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking nominations for participants in the Agency’s Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). Anyone between the ages of 12 and 17, who is engaged in individual and community preparedness, is encouraged to apply or be nominated to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council. An individual may apply on his/her own behalf, or can be nominated by an adult familiar with his/her youth preparedness activities. Individuals interested in applying must submit a completed application form, a narrative, and a letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation can be from any adult, including a parent, guardian, community first responder, or teacher. Applications that do not include a letter of recommendation will not be reviewed. Individuals interested in nominating a young leader to the council should complete the application form and narrative, but a letter of recommendation is not mandatory. Specific information about completing and submitting the application and attachments can be found on the application. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 E.D.T. on April 19, 2013 in order to be eligible.

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04/04/13 02:31PM

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March 22, 2013 FlashFax

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FlashFax April 19, 2013

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04/22/13 12:17PM

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FlashFax April 5, 2013

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04/22/13 12:19PM

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Transcript for LIVE CHAT: Providing a Menu of Activities for Youth in WIA Programs: Challenges and Triumphs

Transcript for LIVE CHAT: Providing a Menu of Activities for Youth in WIA Programs: Challenges and Triumphs Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

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04/24/13 03:23PM

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The National Drug Control Strategy Fact Sheet

President Obama believes in the pursuit of an America built to last – a Nation with an educated, skilled workforce with the knowledge, energy, and expertise to succeed in a highly competitive global marketplace. Yet, for too many Americans, this future is limited by drug use, which inhibits the ability of our citizens to remain healthy, safe, and achieve their full potential. The Obama Administration released a science-based plan that works to reduce drug use and its consequences while pursuing drug policy reform. The 2013 National Drug Control Strategy represents a 21st century approach to drug policy that outlines innovative policies and programs and recognizes that substance use disorders are not just a criminal justice issue, but also a major public health concern

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04/30/13 09:24AM

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FlashFax May 10, 2013

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05/16/13 11:16AM

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Joint Letter from Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services on Summer Youth Employment

Joint Letter from Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services on Summer Youth Employment attached

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05/20/13 10:40AM

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Job Corps' Presentation on High School Equivalency Tests: Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)

The Office of Job Corps hosted a series of Webinars in May 2013 focused on test features of three high school equivalency assessments that will be used in states throughout the country beginning in January 2014. The three Webinars provided the Job Corps community with additional guidance and understanding for making the transition from the 2002 GED assessment to the new high school equivalency exams. The First was on the TASC; one of three new high school equivalency tests states will be using. The test publisher (CTB/McGraw-Hill) shared information about the test’s unique paper-based and computer-based formats; a sample test; logistics such as test registration, scheduling, costs and more; and essential curricular resources to help make the transition to the TASC. Please find PowerPoint Attached

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06/04/13 08:27AM

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Job Corps' Presentation on High School Equivalency Tests: High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)

The Office of Job Corps hosted a series of Webinars in May 2013 focused on test features of three high school equivalency assessments that will be used in states throughout the country beginning in January 2014. The three Webinars provided the Job Corps community with additional guidance and understanding for making the transition from the 2002 GED assessment to the new high school equivalency exams. The second was on the HiSET; one of three new high school equivalency tests states will be using. The test publisher (ETS/ITP) shared information about the test’s unique paper-based and computer-based formats; a sample test; logistics such as test registration, scheduling, costs and more; and essential curricular resources to help make the transition to the HiSET.

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06/04/13 08:31AM

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Job Corps' Presentation on High School Equivalency Tests: 2014 GED (General Educational Development)

The Office of Job Corps hosted a series of Webinars in May 2013 focused on test features of three high school equivalency assessments that will be used in states throughout the country beginning in January 2014. The three Webinars provided the Job Corps community with additional guidance and understanding for making the transition from the 2002 GED assessment to the new high school equivalency exams. The third was on the 2014 GED one of three new high school equivalency tests states will be using. The test publisher (GED Testing Service) shared information about the test’s unique paper-based and computer-based formats; a sample test; logistics such as test registration, scheduling, costs and more; and essential curricular resources to help make the transition to the 2014 GED.

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06/04/13 08:34AM

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Literacy/Numeracy Common Measure Desk Aide

This desk aide is for state and local workforce staff responsible for developing the literacy/numeracy common measure for their state or local workforce area. For more information on the literacy/numeracy common measure, check out the following webinar held on 1/29/13: Literacy/Numeracy: Technical and Program Aspects- found https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001301749804824996/info

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06/07/13 08:25AM

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Indiana’s Policy on Qualifying Credentials for the “Attainment of a Degree or Certificate” Common Measure for the WIA Youth Services

The State of Indiana has developed policy guidance for its Workforce Investment System to communicate the definition of credential and provide guidance on credentials which qualify towards the Attainment of a Degree or Certificate Common Measure for Workforce Investment Act Youth Services. This policy document builds off the Employment and Training Administration’s Training and Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs) 17-05 and 15-10.

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06/07/13 08:31AM

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