President’ Trump’s budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) proposes drastic and harmful cuts to vital employment, education, and training services that enable low-income youth and adults to improve their skills and succeed in the workforce.
The lives of millions of children and youth hang in the balance because Congress has yet to act on two critical issues: the reauthorization of CHIP and passage of the Dream Act. So that families can celebrate with the certainty they need, Congress must address these top priorities before members leave for the holiday recess.
This paper proposes policy strategies that envision work and educational opportunities, along with health and mental health supports, as part of the formula needed to dismantle structural barriers that push youth of color out of school and into detention and incarceration; prevent them from obtaining employment and entering careers with family sustaining wages; and lock them perpetually out of opportunity.
On June 26, the Senate passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA includes a number of improvements to ensure low-income workers--youth and adults--have the skills and support for full participation in the American workforce.
For far too long, the academic achievement level of African American students has been unacceptably low, despite an abundance of research on the topic and examples of best practices in communities across the nation.
WitnessLA reposted a blog written by CLASP on OJJDP.
Since 2012, DACA has provided work authorization and temporary relief from deportation to approximately 800,000 young immigrants—Dreamers—who came to the United States as children. Today, these young people are 25 years old on average and have been in the country for at least 10 years—much longer for many.
CLASP's statement supporting the BRIDGE Act and its goal of extending the protections of DACA to immigrants who arrived in this country as children.
On April 3, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered a review of consent decrees with cities and law enforcement agencies with documented histories of violent police misconduct.
Statement from CLASP and First Focus for Children about the decision to cut education and recreational services for migrant children.