CLASP and FHI360 offer practical programmatic solutions that support second chances for young people in the United States impacted by the justice system and that raise policy and systems considerations to address equity, collateral consequences and opportunity.

From Surviving to Thriving: Supporting Transformation, Reentry and Connections to Employment for Young Adult is a  collection of best practices was informed by work from the Compass Rose Collaborative, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, which works to connect youth with education and employment opportunities, with the goal of reducing recidivism.

The Compass Rose Collaborative (CRC) began as a three year program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).7 The CRC addresses one of the most pressing consequences of our nation’s incarceration problem:the unemployment challenges and economic instability young people encounter as a result of interaction with the criminal justice system. These challenges persist whether young people are returning from incarceration or detention or are on probation or parole. The CRC connects young adults (primarily young people of color) ages 18-24 with employment and education pathways. The CRC provides critical resources and safe spaces, mentors and staff, and supports young people on their transformation journey by helping them to navigate systemic barriers and aiding communities in creating lasting partnerships for systemic change.