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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 178006     Find in a Library
Title: Job Training for Juveniles: Project CRAFT
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Author(s): Robin Hamiliton ; Kay McKinney
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This document describes a vocational training program for high-risk youth and juvenile offenders.
Abstract: The Community Restitution and Apprenticeship Focused Training (CRAFT) program was started in 1994 by the Home Builders Institute to address youth crime and unemployment and help reduce recidivism. It offers preapprenticeship training and job placement in the home building industry and related occupations for adjudicated youth referred to the program by their State departments of juvenile justice. The program is a partnership involving private juvenile and corrections facilities; juvenile judges; juvenile justice system personnel; education agencies; community-based organizations; and other human service agencies. It includes: outreach and recruitment; assessment and screening; individualized development plans; case management services; industry-validated trades-related training; building-industry-related academics; community service; academic preparation and substance abuse treatment; employability and life skills training; and community transition and long-term follow-up.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Youth employment ; Interagency cooperation ; Juvenile Recidivism ; Juvenile rehabilitation ; Juvenile reintegration ; Juvenile offenders ; Juvenile social adjustment ; Juvenile vocational training ; Case management
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: OJJDP Fact Sheet, FS-99116
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