The Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative (Right Turn) provides a career development process for youth that are involved with or at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA) and led by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), Right Turn is being implemented in high-crime and high-poverty communities across the country by non-profit and local organizations with expertise in career development, education, mentoring, youth development, juvenile justice, and disability.
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Right Turn is based on a variety of juvenile justice, youth development, and disability-related materials created by the Institute for Educational Leadership and its partners.
Right Turn currently has five program sites: Goodwill Industries in Houston, Texas, Peckham Inc. in Lanisng, Michigan, PVJOBS in Los Angeles, California, Oasis in Nashville, Tennessee, and Arizona Center for Youth Resources in Phoenix.
These success stories show the on-the-ground impact of Right Turn in transforming youths' lives and restoring the community.
These are exciting new strategies and partnerships that sites are using to achieve the Right Turn program goals.
Current staff and participants are building upon the successes of the five original Right Turn program sites in Houston, Lansing, Louisville, Los Angeles, Nashville.