Criminal Justice

Nationally, one in three Americans have a criminal record, and by extension, face lifelong barriers to employment and economic mobility for themselves as well as for their families. The Price Center conducts a range of research to develop, scale, and diffuse new models to build a more inclusive workforce for justice-involved individuals, which a focus on young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who have been involved in the justice system and as a result are not in school and not working.

This report provides the project strategy overview, with key findings from analyses of listening sessions and public safety data.

The Price Center and LeadersUp are partnering to address unemployment among young people who have been involved in the juvenile justice system.

The term opportunity youth refers to individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither employed nor enrolled in school.

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NDSC Criminal Justice Data Initiative: Year 1 Wrap Report

Neighborhood Data for Social Change

Year: 2020

The past decade has elevated the urgent need for police reform, brought to the forefront by high-profile police killings and movements like #BlackLivesMatter. To better understand conceptions of public safety and support the growing public interest in criminal justice reform, … Continue reading


New Brief: Employer Hiring Incentives for Justice-Involved Individuals

Year: 2019

This document provides an overview of a selection of resources available to employers when hiring justice-involved individuals. These incentives align with the California Fair Chance Act (Assembly Bill No. 1008) which prohibits most California’s employers from asking about an applicant’s … Continue reading


Opportunity Youth in the City of Los Angeles

USC Price Center for Social Innovation

Year: 2017

The term opportunity youth refers to individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither employed nor enrolled in school. Opportunity youth are disproportionately youth of color, live in low-income neighborhoods and face important barriers to job access … Continue reading


Identifying high risk youth for secondary gang prevention

Journal of Crime & Justice

Year: 2014

Efforts to reduce gang violence by deterring youth from joining street gangs are of major interest in cities across the United States. Current thinking supports a comprehensive gang reduction approach that includes concurrent efforts that prevent joining, encourage leaving, and … Continue reading


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