Youth Services

Goodwill provides a workforce development program aimed at reducing recidivism in youth involved in the justice system across central and coastal Virginia.

GoodPath is a 12-week paid program that provides education and training for offenders between ages 16 and 20 who are recently  released from a juvenile corrections facility and on parole or probation.  Its goal is to equip them with the job readiness skills and employment opportunities so they can enter, stay and progress in the workforce.

Participants will receive on-the-job training and placement support services through Goodwill’s community employment center.  Job readiness training will be presented in a small group, classroom setting and cover the following:

  • Soft skills
  • Digital literacy
  • Financial literacy
  • Interviewing, resume writing and job search skills

Program eligibility requirements:

  • Youth ages 16-20
  • Must be on supervised parole or probation through the Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Can be enrolled in school
  • Not currently a resident of the correctional facility
  • Must have been referred through AMI Kids or have direct funding source to cover costs
  • Youth must be able to compete the 12-week program