ReLAY serves as a resource for providing up-to-date regional and national research reports and scholarly articles relevant to partners and organizations who work with the Opportunity Youth. This page is continually updated so please check back in regularly for additional resources.

TitleAuthorsPublished ByDatePublication SourceTopics
Opportunity Youth Programs based in Urban and Metropolitan Universities: A Scan of the FieldCUMU: Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities2020PDFOY; youth programs; advocacy; community development; case studies
Positive and Negative Experiences With Supportive Services and Programming: Gaps and Recommendations From Youth Experiencing HomelessnessTan, J. Y., Ratliff, G. A., Lund, I., Adams, S., Auerswald, C., & Lightfoot, M.Youth & Society07/03/23Sage Journals
Scaling Housing to End the Foster Care to Homelessness PipelineGenesis LA Economic Growth Corporation07/23PDF
Reducing Re-arrest Through Community-Led, Police-Initiated Restorative Justice Diversion Tailored for YouthKara J. Beckman, Patricia I. Jewett,
Angeline Gaҫad, and Iris W. Borowsky
Crime & Delinquency03/14/23PDF
Positive and Negative Experiences With Supportive Services and Programming: Gaps and Recommendations From Youth Experiencing HomelessnessJudy Y. Tan, G. Allen Ratliff, Ilsa Lund,
Sherilyn Adams, Colette Auerswald, and
Marguerita Lightfoot
Youth & Society07/03/23PDF
Foster(ing) Youth in the California State University: Understanding the Vital Role of Campus Support ProgramsKenyon Lee Whitman, Ph.D. Maria Luz Espino, Ph.D. Demontea ThompsonUCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools06/07/23UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools
The Los Angeles County Juvenile Probation Outcomes StudyDenise C. Herz, Ph.D.
Kristine Chan, MSW
Susan K. Lee, Esq.
Melissa Nalani Ross, MPP
Jacquelyn McCroskey, DSW
Michelle Newell, MPP
Caneel Fraser, Esq.
Advancement Project (Catalyst California)February 2015PDF
United for Park Equity: Movement Building, Community Investments, and Systems ChangePark Equity Alliance and Catalyst CaliforniaMarch 2023PDF
Reimagining the Youth Workforce Delivery System: Perspectives from the FieldEngage R&DApril 2023PDF
Youth at the Center: Calls-to-action for a reimagined behavioral health ecosystem from children, youth, and families across CaliforniaChildren and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI)January 2023PDF
Working Paper: California's Children & Youth Behavioral Health EcosystemBreaking Barriers CaliforniaFebruary 2023PDF
Unlocking LA's Potential: Identifying Barriers to Services for Opportunity YouthAmirah Al-Sagr, Skylar Cummings,
Caroline Diamond, Jack Fernandes,
Emma Harwood, Micah Kirscher, Kyler
Parris, Ramón Pereira Bonilla,
Thalia Gonzalez
Occidental SDG Task ForceSpring 2020PDF
Justice Equity Need IndexCatalyst California03/25/23Justice Equity Need Index