Job Corps is a free educational and vocational training program with campuses across the state.
Foster youth under the age of seventeen (17) are not typically permitted to reside at Job Corps centers. However, this can be approved on a case-by-case basis. The SRA or designee should submit a request to the Division of Protection and Permanency (DPP) director or designee, documenting how the placement is in the best interest of the youth.
Foster youth age eighteen (18) or older who are on extended commitment to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS/Cabinet) are permitted to reside at a Job Corps center without additional approval.
The SSW will ensure that the youth has appropriate placement when Job Corps is not in session.
At the discretion of the SSW, foster youth age eighteen (18) or older are permitted to reside on a college campus. Foster youth under age eighteen (18) may be permitted to reside on a college campus on a case-by-case basis. The SRA or designee should submit a memo requesting approval to the DPP director or designee.
The SSW will notify the regional independent living specialist (ILS) that a youth has been approved to live on campus. The ILS will submit a request for monthly maintenance payments to the Chafee program administrator.
Youth who live on a college campus must provide their transcript to the SSW promptly upon the conclusion of each semester.
Youth must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) to be eligible to reside on a college campus. Youth whose GPA falls below a 2.0 will be issued a warning letter. If a youth's GPA falls below 2.0 for two (2) consecutive semesters, the youth will not be permitted to reside on campus.
The SSW will ensure that the youth has an appropriate placement during holidays and summer breaks.
A youth in the custody of CHFS is not permitted to be placed in a military academy or school.