skip navigation

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

  NCJ Number: NCJ 241461     Find in a Library
  Title: Youth and Work: Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Tom Smith ; Andy Sum ; Linda Harris ; Phyllis Jordan ; Tom Waldron
  Date Published: 2012
  Page Count: 20
  Annotation: This policy report explains the challenges that must be addressed in connecting youth, ages 16 to 24, to jobs and opportunity.
  Abstract: The report reviews the most recent research and data that illustrate conditions for 16-24 year-olds, with a focus on those youth who are neither in school nor working. The research shows a positive return on investment for programs that advance academic, social, and career skills. This report then identifies barriers these youth must overcome, and it offers approaches for getting youth engaged in actions that can improve their options for employment. The core recommendation of the report is that business, government, philanthropy, and communities collaborate and join resources in creating opportunities to guide youth in becoming prepared for participation in an economy that can provide them the resources and opportunities needed for a fulfilling life. Specific recommendations are offered for designing and implementing such a strategy. 42 notes
  Main Term(s): Youth employment
  Index Term(s): Unemployment ; Employment services ; Young Adult (18-24) ; Juvenile vocational training
  Sponsoring Agency: Annie E. Casey Foundation
United States of America
  Sale Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States of America
  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.