Twenty young people with a history of incarceration, substance abuse and disconnection provided Whitelion with insight into 'what worked' in changing their at-risk behaviours. The answer was obvious ' state support beyond 18 years of age, perhaps until the mid-twenties. These young people require specialised intervention, and help accessing community structures, particularly jobs, which would ordinarily be out of reach. One program recommended as a viable model for Australian community organisations wanting to reconnect young people is the rigorously evaluated Job Corps program (USA), which integrates accommodation, long-term support and employability training programs.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Youth Studies Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|