DJJ Youth Job Training

Program Overview

The Department of Juvenile Justice's (DJJ) Job Readiness for Teens (JRT) Program is an after-school and summer employability skills training program for at-risk high school students. JRT is designed to help prepare teens (ages 14 to 18) for success in future employment, as well as, in school and in their communities. JRT sites are typically located at schools or other community sites, including Teen After-School Centers (TASC). TASCs are daily after-school programs that provide supervision, homework assistance, structured daily activities, service coordination, and resource development for at-risk students and their families.

DJJ also operates a Job Readiness Training Center for DJJ Youth.