skip navigation

LIBRARY

Abstract Database

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

To download this abstract, check the box next to the NCJ number then click the "Back To Search Results" link. Then, click the "Download" button on the Search Results page. Also 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: 142719 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Youth Employment: Technical Assistance Manual
Series: OJJDP Youth Gang Series
Author(s): Irving Spergel; Kenneth Ehrensaft; Alba Alexander; Robert L. Laseter
Corporate Author: University of Chicago
School of Social Service Admin
National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project
Unite
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 106
Sponsoring Agency: National Youth Gang Information Ctr
Fairfax, VA 22203
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
Grant Number: 90-JD-CX-K001
Publication Number: D0025
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

National Youth Gang Information Ctr
4301 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 730
Fairfax, VA 22203
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual details how to implement an employment program for gang youth and reviews steps for the development and planning of an employment program that targets gang youth.
Abstract: The intent of employment programs for youth is to provide economic opportunities for gang youth that will divert them from gang affiliations and behaviors. The intent of such programs is to develop entry-level jobs for gang youth that provide adult status, adequate income, opportunities for interpersonal relations, and the redirection of gang youth away from street crime and violence. In addition to expanding community-based job development and training programs, other approaches that establish school-to-work transition services should be considered. These include school-based vocational, pre- employment training, internship, and apprenticeship programs; youth-operated enterprises; job corps; and State and local youth corps. Effective program design will require a logical process of assessment, planning, goal definition, implementation, and evaluation. The manual provides guidelines for assessment, the defining of goals and objectives, organizational development and program structure, the development of an organizational base, and service delivery. The program evaluation process is also described. Appended glossary, descriptions of employment programs that target youth gangs, a job development bibliography, a job development flow chart, funding sources, and a list of reports
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Youth employment
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Employment services; Juvenile vocational training; Juveniles; Police; Program design; Program implementation; Technical assistance resources
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=142719

*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.