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Right Turn


COPES, Inc. staff are currently partnering with KentuckianaWorks and their Right Turn project to provide the youth version of our evidence-based Original Creating Lasting Family Connections© (CLFC) program to cohorts of at-risk youth in Louisville, KY.

The Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative (Right Turn) is a career-focused education, training and workforce development program for youth ages 16-21 that are involved with or at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system. Right Turn is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA) and led by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) in communities across the country by non-profit and local organizations with expertise in career development, education, mentoring, youth development, juvenile justice, and disability. The local Right Turn project is operated by KentuckianaWorks and the Kentucky Youth Career Center.

The Right Turn program provides youth individualized education, exposure to career opportunities, career preparation and work-based learning experiences. Each participant will be paired with an adult mentor from the community. The network of services provided by KentuckianaWorks has the potential for a life-changing, long-term positive impact on the young adults enrolled in the program.


Note: Information taken from the Right Turn Parental Permission and Release Form, and the KentuckianaWorks website.