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Job Corps: DOL Could Enhance Safety and Security at Centers with Consistent Monitoring and Comprehensive Planning

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United States Government Accountability Office

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Job Corps centers reported 13,673 safety and security incidents involving students from July 2016 to June 2017, according to GAOs analysis of the Department of Labors DOL Employment and Training Administrations ETA data. Most reported incidents occurred onsite and involved recently enrolled male students under age 20. During that time, the program served about 79,000 students at 125 Job Corps centers, according to ETA officials. ETAs Office of Job Corps administers the program, which is the nations largest residential, educational, and career and technical training program for low-income youth generally between the ages of 16 and 24. Drug-related incidents and assaults accounted for 48 percent of all reported incidents see fig..

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