Employer Engagement in Workforce Programming for Young People Affected by the Legal System

This article outlines lessons learned from a study that looked at workforce development programs serving 16 to 24-year-olds that were convicted, adjudicated of, or charged with serious crimes in the juvenile or criminal justice system. Insights include the importance of strategic job placement to help youth explore their career interests while working toward stable and lasting employment, building partnerships with employers who are willing to hire young people with system involvement and subsidizing employment for employers who are hesitant to do so, and recognizing that young people are entrepreneurial and want to explore opportunities in fields like information technology and business.

Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
June, 2022
June 2022
Partner Resources
  • Employment
  • Education and Training
  • Special Populations
    • Incarcerated and Individuals with a Criminal Record
    • Youth in Transition