Lucas oversees all grant management functions, including contract management, fiscal analysis, and reporting. Lucas earned a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Temple University, and a Master’s of Social Services from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.
CTS functions as Project Administrator and program and fiscal consultant to three selected subawardees: the Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia in West Philadelphia including the federal Promise Zone, the Boys and Girls Club of Chester in Chester, PA and the Volunteers of America in Camden, New Jersey. Program offers very similar services as Face Forward I Toward a Promising Future to youth ages 14 to 24, although vocational training options may vary with each provider.
These services include a diversionary program to prevent adjudication for delinquency, expungement of juvenile records and certified vocational training programs. For youth in school, program offers after-school tutoring, homework assistance, career exploration. For youth not in school, this program offers academic and work aptitude assessment, case management, service learning projects, education, GED preparation, certified vocational training, job preparation, employment placement and retention, mentoring,
Also program offers youth leadership development, job preparation, search and placement, mentoring and after-care services along with supportive services. Supportive services include substance abuse treatment; mental health; medical care; food; clothing; shelter; child care; transportation; legal services; family counseling services and more. Community service project is required.
A total of 625 youth will receive services over 3 years. New Program for 2014 – 2017. Funded by U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Program services started in January 2015 and all subgrantees are meeting all goals in a timely manner. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training