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Promoting Postsecondary Success of Court-Involved Youth: Lessons from the NYEC Postsecondary Success Pilot

This paper is based on the National Youth Employment Coalition’s (NYEC) work on the Postsecondary Success Initiative (PSI), a national pilot launched in 2009 that supports 10 community-based organizations that help formerly disconnected youth and young adults ages 16–24 during transition to and through postsecondary education. 

Promoting Postsecondary Success of Court-Involved Youth is based on in-depth interviews with seven PSI sites that work with court-involved students as part of their PSI programs. The paper includes an overview of relevant research, highlights practices that were implemented by the PSI sites to support postsecondary access and success of court-involved students, and provides recommendations for practice and policy and systems change. 

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