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Eliminating Barriers to Employment: Opening Doors to Opportunity for Young People

Kisha Bird, Director of Youth Policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), one of the lead organizations in the Reconnecting Youth Campaign, gave powerful testimony about the barriers and solutions to opportunity for Opportunity Youth and people impacted by the criminal justice system.

Reconnecting Youth Campaign: An Exploration of Year One Successes

Spoiler alert: the campaign helped raise $195 million for the federally funded programs for Opportunity Youth.