Ravi Ramaswamy is a former youth worker who has moved on to help other youth workers improve their programs. As training coordinator at the David P.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will fund up to three projects to develop and put in place cost-measurement tools that enable state and local juvenile justice agencies to make informed decisions about resources and services for justice-involved youth.
Are you evaluating your programs to see whether you are making a difference in the lives of the young people you serve? (Hint: Your answer should be "yes.") There's help for you as you wade through the many surveys, checklists and assessments that can be used to measure the effectiveness of youth programs. The following guides can help you choose the evaluation tools that best fit...
Does your community’s homeless assistance system move youth (and others) into permanent housing quickly and cost-effectively, and does it help them stay there?
This guide is for you if you dream of starting your own nonprofit organization to give young people in your community better opportunities, but don't know where to begin. Or perhaps you're already part of a youth-serving charity and you simply need a few pointers.
"We at the ACF/Family and Youth Services Bureau hold tightly to one overarching principle: young people deserve our very best efforts to help them succeed in life," says Harry Wilson, Associate Commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau.
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