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Budget Chart - Oct. 2007
NYEC's side-by-side comparison of FY 2007 and FY 2008 appropriations and the Administration's FY 2008 budget request. Updated 10/25/2007
Vulnerable Youth: Background and Policies (April, 2007)
This report first provides an overview of the youth population and the increasing complexity of transitioning to adulthood for all adolescents. It also provides a separate discussion of the concept of disconnectedness, as well as the protective factors youth can develop during childhood and adolescence that can mitigate poor outcomes. Further, the report describes the evolution of federal youth policy, focusing on three time periods, and provides a brief overview of current federal programs targeted at vulnerable youth. The report then discusses the challenges of coordinating federal programs for youth, as well as federal legislation and initiatives that promote coordination among federal agencies and support programs with a positive youth development focus. Order Code RL33975. Author: Adrienne L. Fernandes. April 24, 2007. Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress.
GAO Report Substantial Funds Are Used for Training, but Little Is Known Nationally about Training Outcomes - June 2005

GAO Report Examines the Use of WIA Funds to Support Training Activities. 06/1/2005

GAO Report: Labor Should Consider Alternative Approaches to Implement New Performance and Reporting Requirements - May 2005
GAO Report Asserts that Labor Should Consider Alternative Approaches to Implement New Performance and Reporting Requirements (5/05)
GAO Report: Labor Actions Can Help States Improve Quality of Performance Outcome Data and Delivery of Youth Services - Feb. 2004
GAO Issues Report on WIA Youth Services "Labor Actions Can Help States Improve Quality of Performance Outcome Data and Delivery of Youth Services"  (02/04) 
NCWD: Info Brief
Serving Youth with Disabilities Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998: The Basics (9/03)
GAO Report: "States Spending Is on Track, but Better Guidance Would Improve Financial Reporting" - Nov. 2002
General Accounting Office Issues Follow-up Report on WIA Expenditures: "State's Spending Is on Track, but Better Guidance Would Improve Financial Reporting" 11/01/02
GAO Report: Interim Report on Spending and States' Available Funds - Sept. 2002

To more fully assess whether the Department of Labor's spending information is a true reflection of states' available funds, Congress asked GAO to determine (1) whether Labor has accurate information on states' WIA spending, (2) what Labor does to determine how states are managing their WIA spending, and (3) what affects states' WIA expenditure rates.

Advancing Youth Development Under the Workforce Investment Act - Jan. 1999
Advancing Youth Development Under the Workforce Investment Act by David Brown 1/1/99
Side-by-Side Comparison of Workforce Investment Act and JTPA - August 1998
USDOL's Side-by-Side Comparison of Workforce Investment Act and JTPA (8/10/98)
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