New Program Aims To Cut Violent Crime Among High-Risk Teens

New Program Aims To Cut Violent Crime Among High-Risk Teens

July 20, 2015 | by  Matthew Wilsa | Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

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NCCD’s Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success project is being put into action in Milwaukee, WI. Youth Works Milwaukee’s yearlong pilot program mentors and provides jobs for almost 50 young men who were identified as potential participants—based on any criminal records, suspensions, and juvenile crime in their neighborhoods.

NCCD’s Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success project is being put into action in Milwaukee, WI. Youth Works Milwaukee’s yearlong pilot program mentors and provides jobs for almost 50 young men who were identified as potential participants—based on any criminal records, suspensions, and juvenile crime in their neighborhoods. The goal is to reduce violent crime among high school-aged black males specifically, and to do so while saving money for taxpayers through providing returns to investors who pay for the success of the program. NCCD is providing Pay for Success feasibility technical assistance to this program as well as to YouthStat in New Haven, CT, and the Alternatives to Detention and Placement program in San Diego, CA. Learn more about NCCD’s Pay for Success work here.