Young Adult ReEntry

The Goal of YARP

Ensure young adults involved in the justice system, and/or who left high school prior to graduation, are prepared with the skills needed to meet the the needs of local labor markets in order to obtain HIGHER PAYING JOBS.

Goodwill youth and staff on a tour of the Biosphere 2. One of our many local community partners.

The Goodwill® Young Adult Reentry Program (YARP) is made possible with a grant award of $720,420.00, from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. YARP program activities and services will be supported with $279,753 in leveraged resources.

Eligibility Requirements

18 – 24 years of age

Left school prior to graduation OR you have been or are currently involved involved with the juvenile or adult criminal system which includes:

  • currently/previously incarcerated
  • under supervision (probation/prole, home arrest, etc.)
  • under an alternative sentence by the criminal justice system or
  • under a diversion program as an alternative to prosecution
  • eligible to work in the United States
  • Register for Selective Service (male requirement only)

Note: Priority of Service is Provided to Veterans & Eligible Spouses of Veterans

Program Benefits

-Participants may be eligible for 120 hrs. of paid work experience/on the job training

-Earn Incentives/Stipends for reaching milestones

-Get support with Needs Assistance 

In partnership with Pima community college, the public workforce system, employers or employer associations, unions providing training, labor-management partnerships and the criminal justice system to provide eligible participants the following services:

 

  • Career exploration activities, including information on barriers to employment and requirements for entering their occupation;
  • Case management services, including the development of a comprehensive and personalized Learning Plan, which may be incorporated into the Individual Development Plan (IDP) that identifies strategies for achieving participants’ employment goals, including overcoming barriers and acquiring supportive services;
  • Assistance with linking participants to the social services required to help participants transition back to their communities, such as substance abuse and mental health treatment, healthcare, transportation, childcare, housing, legal aid, and other social services;
  • Job preparatory experiences;
  • Employment-focused services that lead to hiring, including the following approaches:
  • occupational education leading to industry-recognized stacked & latticed credentials
  • Registered Apprenticeship
  • work-based learning or
  • work experience
  • Assistance with applying for financial aid
  • Tuition assistance, where financial aid is not available
  • Job placement services
  • Legal services (record expungement, diversion, modifying child support arrears, or obtaining a state driver’s license)
  • 12 months of follow-up services

PROGRAM PARTNERS