Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–772. Department of Employment Services annual report on year-round youth programs.

(a) Starting December 15, 2020, and annually thereafter, the Department of Employment Services ("Department") shall publish on its website and submit to the Council a report on the operations of its year-round youth programs, including:

(1) The In-School Youth Program;

(2) The Out-of-School Youth Program;

(3) The Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute;

(4) Pathways for Young Adults Program;

(5) Youth Earn and Learn Program;

(6) The High School Internship Program;

(7) In-School Youth Innovation Grants; and

(8) In-school DCHR internship program.

(b) The report shall include the following information for each program from the previous fiscal year:

(1) The number of participants newly enrolled;

(2) The total number of participants, disaggregated by ward, grade, school, age, and, if known, at-risk status;

(3) Each program's total expenditures, disaggregated by fund type (federal, local, intra-District, or special purpose revenue funds); and

(4) The names of any vendors, grantees, host employers (including public schools and public charter schools for the High School Internship Program), host sites, or other organizations providing services to youth.

(c) The Department may withhold from the report required pursuant to subsection (b) of this section any information precluded from release by federal law, rule, or policy; provided, that, if at a later time, such information may be released, the Department shall supplement the next annual report following the date on which the information may be shared with the withheld information.

(d) For the purposes of this section, the term "at-risk" means a public school, public charter school, private school, or homeschool student who is identified as one or more of the following:

(1) Homeless;

(2) In the District's foster care system;

(3) Qualifies for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; or

(4) A high school student that is one year older, or more, than the expected age for the grade in which the student is enrolled.


(Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 2083; as added Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, § 2103, 67 DCR 10493.)