Face Forward provides employment & training services for young people who are or have been involved with the juvenile justice system. To be eligible, candidates must be between the ages of 14 and 24 and live in southwestern Connecticut (see towns below). Candidates must have never been convicted as an adult and males must register with Selective Service.
- Creating and implementing an individual career plan with appropriate education and training goals.
- Occupational skills training in demand industries leading to industry recognized credentials.
- Creation of an electronic portfolio to store career guidance and labor market information.
- Workforce activities that lead to employment in construction, healthcare, or transportation industries.
- Educational interventions including high school completion, tutoring, or ABE/GED preparation.
- Comprehensive case management services, including family supports.
- Supportive coaching from a mentor.
- Service learning projects to build workforce development skills.
- Expungement and/or erasure of criminal record.
- Follow-up services for 9 months.
Candidates must reside in one of the following municipalities:
Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bridgeport, Darien, Derby, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton
Face Forward is a WorkPlace Opportunity and is funded 100% through a $1,048,235 grant provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. Face Forward does not receive financial support from non-governmental sources. It is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.