CLEAR’s mission is to make research on labor topics more accessible to practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the general public so that it can inform their decisions about labor policies and programs.
The consequences of a juvenile arrest record can be steep and can limit a young person’s employment and educational opportunities. Because youth with juvenile records face particular challenges completing education and job training and finding employment, we are examining efforts focused on improving these outcomes. Comprehensive and coordinated efforts at the federal, state, and local levels aim to reduce youth crime and violence through prevention and early intervention as well as programming that strengthens the nation's juvenile justice system. We are studying these programs as well as those that provide outreach to juveniles and their families.
Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR)
Addressing the Critical Needs of Youth Offenders: Evaluating the Impacts of Grant-Funded Programs
This study examines a new Department of Labor (DOL)-funded program that combines promising workforce strategies (career pathways) with promising juvenile justice strategies (expungement and diversion services).