Responding to Employment Challenges of At-Risk Youth: Federal Programs and an Advancement Framework


Joanna Harman (Editor)

Series: Children’s Issues, Laws and Programs
BISAC: LAW038010

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA, P.L. 105-220) is the primary federal law that provides job training and related services to unemployed and underemployed individuals, including vulnerable young people with barriers to employment. All youth job training programs and related services are authorized under Title I of WIA and administered by the Department of Labor (DOL).

These programs include the WIA Youth Activities formula program, Job Corps, and YouthBuild. This book provides an overview of issues that have been raised by stakeholders about youth programs authorized under WIA. It also presents a research-based framework for efforts to increase the likelihood that youth at greater risk of negative outcomes will enter a career trajectory and prepare to become well-functioning, self-sufficient adults.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Vulnerable Youth: Overview of Issues Affecting Youth Programs Authorized Under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (pp. 1-32)
Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

Chapter 2 – Vulnerable Youth: Employment and Job Training Programs (pp. 33-76)
Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

Chapter 3 – Advancing the Self-Sufficiency and Well-Being of at-Risk Youth: A Conceptual Framework (pp. 77-140)
Robin Dion, M. C. Bradley, Andrew Gothro, Maura Bardos, Jiffy Lansing, Matthew Stagner and Amy Dworsky


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