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  • Announcement

    On July 2, the Vera Institute of Justice released an overview of findings from its one-year assessment of the Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience (ABLE) program at Rikers Island, an initiative that was financed by the nation’s first Social Impact Bond.

  • Report

    Findings from a Brief Study of Alternative Staffing Organizations

    Temporary agencies have become an increasingly important employer of low-skilled, low-wage workers. Alternative staffing organizations that use this model to serve disadvantaged workers (such as welfare recipients and people with disabilities) appear to fill a need, but they must build the capacity to run a viable, competitive business.

  • Issue Focus

    This two-page issue focus describes two projects — one completed and the other just started — testing a career-focused GED curriculum model that aims to improve high school credentialing and college entry rates. It offers a contextualized, career-focused GED curriculum, while supporting students in their transition to college or training.