IEL is accepting applications from organizations to join its Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative (Right Turn). Applicants should be interested in improving their work with court-involved youth through better connections to career information, education, and their community. Participating sites will use the Right Turn Career-Focused model to provide education and training, occupational training in demand industries, industry-recognized credentials, and workforce development activities to 100 juvenile offenders, ages 14 to 24, per year. Sites will receive a research-based career development model, practical strategies, implementation materials, and technical assistance from experts in juvenile justice, mentoring, disability, and career development, as well as $350,000 per year to implement the Right Turn model.
The Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development (IEL/CWD) was awarded a “Face Forward 3 Intermediary” Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (FOA-ETA-15-04; CFDA: 17.270) to implement the Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative. Right Turn will adapt the Guideposts for Success for Transition Age Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections System, the Individualized Career Development Plan, implementation strategies of the five existing Right Turn Sites, and lessons learned from the existing Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program for court-involved youth to provide opportunities to juvenile ex-offenders who are returning to and currently residing in Face Forward communities. IEL/CWD will work with four local sub-grantees in at least two states.
Applications are due September 14, 2015.