Wraparound supports refers to those services that help youth facing challenges become self-sufficient and thrive. These might include: education and workforce training, vocational rehabilitation, health and mental health services, food, housing, transportation, childcare, mentoring, and counseling. It is critical to coordinate these services and supports across systems, customizing them for each youth. Young people also need to be consistently supported by a caring, competent adult to help them navigate programs and services.
From Diversion to Reentry: How Community-Based Programs Support Federal and State Policies for Systems-Involved Youth
This study tour brought together congressional staff to learn about two community-based programs that are improving outcomes for systems-involved youth.
- July 31, 2018
Brendan Klein examines the challenges rural communities face when it comes to providing quality afterschool programs for youth.