|Youth Out of the Education Mainstream: A North Carolina Profile|
|(NCJ 176343) September 1999|
|OJJDP Youth Out of the Education Mainstream Series, Bulletin, 12 page(s)|
|Riley, P., McDaniel, J. |
|Describes an initiative by the Center for the Prevention of School Violence (the Center) in Raleigh, NC, that focuses on both promising and effective programs and innovative strategies to reach youth out of the education mainstream (YOEM). YOEM is a joint program initiative of OJJDP and the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program, U.S. Department of Education. It focuses on at-risk youth who are truant, dropouts, fearful of attending school, suspended or expelled, or in need of help reintegrating into mainstream schools from juvenile detention and correctional settings. OJJDP funding enabled the Center to begin its YOEM initiative in early 1997. Funds were awarded to schools or programs that were already serving youth in the targeted categories. The lessons learned to date have provided the Center with a critical knowledge base for implementing future efforts.