This report presents findings from the Fair Chance Project and highlights opportunities and challenges for expanding employment opportunities for justice-involved individuals.
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.
The Price Center and LeadersUp are partnering to address unemployment among young people who have been involved in the juvenile justice system.
USC Price Center for Social Innovation
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
Journal of Crime & Justice
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