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Career Fair Offers Opportunities to High Risk Students at Juvenile Hall

Event Connects Teens with Employment and Resource Information

Army representative speaking with court school students

The transition from high school to the real world can be difficult and stressful for many high school students. It can be especially challenging for those young people who are considered high risk. On March 12, help came to nearly 100 students attending the court school program operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) inside the Youth Detention Facility when potential opportunities came to meet them.

SCOE and the Sacramento County Probation Department partnered to host a career and resource fair where students learned what resources, job training and career opportunities are available to them once they are released from the detention facility.

Students had the chance to meet prospective employers and learn about job-hunting techniques, as well as how to access post-secondary and community resources from the following:

  • CalWORKS Sacramento City College
  • Chicks in Crisis
  • Crossroads Diversified Services, Sacramento Works
  • Curam College of Nursing
  • Employment Development Department
  • Foster Youth Services
  • Ink Off Me
  • Job Corp
  • Northern California Construction Training
  • Project TEACH
  • Sacramento Cal-SOAP Consortium
  • Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps
  • U.S. Army

SCOE provides a junior and senior high school curriculum for students who are detained in facilities that are supervised by the Sacramento County Probation Department. The education programs utilize standards-aligned curriculum and career-technical education to provide relevant learning experience for students enrolled in the programs. These schools provide the means for students to develop and implement a student success plan for effective living and learning. In partnership with the Sacramento County Probation Department, students prepare for transition to a future without recidivism.

Representatives standing at booth with flyers
Representative speaking with court school student