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Evaluation of the Transition to Comprehensive Youth Services Under the Workforce Investment Act

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The Workforce Investment Act mandates the creation of new planning and coordinating entities called "Youth Councils." Youth Councils can align the multiple players and institutions within a community to move toward developing a comprehensive system that helps young people make effective transitions to higher education and living-wage careers. JFF and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development undertook a case study analysis for the U.S. Department of Labor of 10 Youth Councils across the country to ascertain their progress and to identify the challenges they face in establishing comprehensive systems for serving youth.