Job Corps External Review: Highlights from an Evidence Scan of Promising Practices for Serving Disconnected Youth

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Mar 31, 2018
Authors
Jillian Berk, Linda Rosenberg, Lindsay Cattell, Johanna Lacoe, Lindsay Fox, Myley Dang, and Elizabeth Brown

As economic conditions change and the research literature evolves, there is a need to assess current best practices for serving today’s youth and consider how they could inform the Job Corps program. The Chief Evaluation Office in the Department of Labor (DOL) contracted with Mathematica Policy Research and its subcontractor, Decision Information Resources, Inc., to conduct an external review of Job Corps in order to: (1) document what is known about Job Corps and other similar programs, (2) identify promising evidence-based practices that Job Corps might consider for the future, and (3) present options for future research and evaluation.

This document highlights practices for delivering services to disconnected youth, as identified in the literature scan and described in the study’s Evidence Scan report.