Pathways to Justice Careers for At-Risk Youth Grants

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Subject: Career/Job Training, Youth Employment, Juvenile Justice, Youth Development
Deadline: May 9, 2016

"This program supports at-risk and court-involved youth that are still in school (“eligible youth”) by providing: 1) exposure to the world of work in the career fields of justice and emergency services, 2) mentoring to encourage participants to complete a high school diploma or equivalency, and 3) supportive services that engage participants and deter them from engaging or re-engaging with the criminal justice system.

These grants will combine case management, mentoring, career exploration, and exposure to the world of work models in the field of justice and emergency services for in-school youth ages 16 to 21, that are eligible to graduate within 2 years and are at risk of dropping out of school or at risk of entanglement in the criminal justice system, or both; the eligible youth must be enrolled in a public secondary school or alternative secondary school. This grant provides these in-school youth the opportunity to work with and be mentored by professionals currently working in justice and emergency services careers. Services will be customer-focused, based on the needs of the individual participant."

Funder: Employment and Training Administration
Eligibility: "Eligible applicants are limited to (1) units of state, local or tribal government, (2) community- or faith-based organizations with 501(c)(3) non-profit status, including women’s and minority organizations, and (3) any Indian and Native American entities eligible for grants."
Amount: Up to $1,000,000
Contact: Link.