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An Innovative Approach to Developing Talent for Youth-Serving Employers

FHI360’s Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship program offers employers the opportunity to recruit and train employees while giving back to the community and filling their talent pipeline. YDPA targets both existing professionals and opens options for new professionals with lived experience in the communities they serve. Occupations include youth service intake counselors, outreach workers, or justice […]

JusticeWorkforce Development Fact Sheet Community-based Organization (NGOs)EducatorsEmployersFundersJustice ProfessionalsYouthYouth Navigators (Counselors, Parents, Service Providers, Volunteers) English

A New Justice Paradigm: Collaborative Approaches for An Equitable System

A New Justice Paradigm: Collaborative Approaches for an Equitable System, explores the justice system from the perspective of criminal justice practitioners and young adults aged 18 to 24 who have been impacted by the justice system. We take this approach both to understand better— at the ground level—the system that exists and to help imagine […]

Justice Publication Community-based Organization (NGOs)EmployersGeneral PublicJustice ProfessionalsPolicy LeadersPractitionersWorkforce BoardsYouth Navigators (Counselors, Parents, Service Providers, Volunteers) English

Changing Language, Changing Minds: Using Restorative Language to Promote Solidarity and Equity

Restorative, or humanizing language, removes stereotypes and labels and shows solidarity and support to people and communities impacted by a variety of circumstances.  Through this guide, we encourage our clients and partners to support and lead change.

Justice Guide | Tip Sheet Community-based Organization (NGOs)EducatorsEmployersEvaluatorsFundersGeneral PublicJustice ProfessionalsPolicy LeadersPractitionersWorkforce BoardsYouthYouth Navigators (Counselors, Parents, Service Providers, Volunteers) English

Compass Rose Collaborative Young Adult Leadership Council Information Sheet

Launched in 2019, the Young Adult Leadership Council is a key component of NIWL’s Compass Rose Collaborative, a young adult reentry program. This program combines the principles of youth-adult partnerships with reentry programming.

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Trauma Informed Approach- Direct Service Providers

For Direct Service Providers: A Trauma Informed Approach to Working with Opportunity Youth

This online course offers an introduction to the concept of trauma-informed care for adults who serve young people impacted by the justice system and foster care systems as well as those from historically underserved communities. It features a curriculum and resources developed by The RightWay Foundation in Los Angeles. This workforce product was funded by […]

Justice Professional Development Course | e-Module Community-based Organization (NGOs)Justice ProfessionalsYouth Navigators (Counselors, Parents, Service Providers, Volunteers) English

For Employers: Trauma Informed Approach to Working With Disconnected Youth

For Employers: A Trauma Informed Approach to Working With Opportunity Youth

This online course offers an introduction to the concept of trauma-informed care for any employer working with young people impacted by the justice system and foster care systems as well as those from historically underserved communities. It features a curriculum and resources developed by The RightWay Foundation in Los Angeles.

Justice Professional Development Course | e-Module Community-based Organization (NGOs)Justice ProfessionalsYouth Navigators (Counselors, Parents, Service Providers, Volunteers) English

NIWL Annual Review 2021: Navigating Through Turbulence

This annual review summarizes the work and accomplishments of the National Institute for Work and Learning across the areas of college and career readiness, workforce development, and research and evaluation. It references major projects, publications and events, and uses data to demonstrate outputs and, where possible, outcomes. The review also mentions new work won and […]

About NIWL Publication Community-based Organization (NGOs)EducatorsEmployersEvaluatorsFundersGeneral PublicJustice ProfessionalsPractitionersWorkforce BoardsYouthYouth Navigators (Counselors, Parents, Service Providers, Volunteers)

Providing Education Inside the Walls: A Michigan Pilot

In 2021 FHI 360 began a collaborative project with the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education, to test a replicable 360 model designed to enhance the career and technical educational program offerings for teachers within Michigan juvenile justice facilities and potentially juvenile facilities throughout the nation. FHI 360’s technical assistance specialists […]

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Workforce Development Inside the Walls: A Rapid Employment Model

FHI 360 has launched the Post-Release Employment Program (PREP) to fast-track participants from behind bars to employment within six weeks. Participants complete two-thirds or more of the employment training pre-release with expedited connection to employers upon graduation. PREP is designed to respond to the critical needs and challenges of individuals returning from jails or prison […]

JusticeWorkforce Development Fact Sheet Community-based Organization (NGOs)EducatorsFundersJustice ProfessionalsPolicy LeadersPractitionersWorkforce Boards English