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Title: Service and Conservation Corps
Description: Service and Conservation Corps engages young adults in full-time community service, job training, and educational activities. The program serves youth typically between the ages of 17 and 26 who have dropped out of school, been involved with the criminal justice system, or face other barriers to success. The WWC reviewed 23 studies that investigated the effects of Service and Conservation Corps. One study meets WWC evidence standards with reservations. This study included 626 at-risk youths primarily between ages 17-26 who participated in community service projects in California, Florida, New York, and Washington State. Based on this study, the WWC found Service and Conservation Corps to have no discernible effects on completing school for at-risk youth.
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Cover Date: September 2010
Web Release: September 29, 2010
Publication #: WWC IRDPSC10
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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