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Job-Training Grant for Juvenile Offenders

Afflerbaugh-Paige High School, a camp in La Verne for juvenile offenders operated by the county Office of Education, has received a $25,000 grant from Johnson & Johnson for a Bridge to Employment program. Designed to ultimately lead students to full- or part-time apprenticeships in the health care field, the program will provide job training to the students while they’re in the camp.

The program will involve 25 youths ages 16 to 18 who have committed felonies and are assigned stays of two to nine months at the camp by the presiding judge of the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court. They spend 28 hours a week at El Camino School in Pomona, where they help youngsters who have severe disabilities operate specialized equipment that enables them to move, stand and walk.


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