Academic Instruction

Enhance programming; improve coordination with school districts; and promote practices aimed at accelerating remediation, credit recovery, and credit transfer.

Job Skills Training

Develop career and technical training programs that lead to industry-recognized certifications and certificates.

Work Related Services

Develop work readiness and employability soft skills, and create employment opportunities for juvenile justice-involved youth.

PACTT Supports Provided to Affiliates

Support Staff

Nine PACTT staff located across Pennsylvania provide on-site supports to help affiliates achieve and maintain PACTT standards for academic instruction, job skills training, and work-related services.

Alignment with Best Practices

PACTT strives to maintain affiliation standards aligned with best practices for providing programs and strategies for system-involved youth.

PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Grants

PACTT has provided over $5.3 million in grants between 2013 and 2021 to support human service agencies in developing their academic, job skills, and work-related programs for juvenile justice involved youth.

Coordination with Districts

To minimize disruptions in schooling, PACTT has worked to improve the timeliness of transferring youth education records between affiliates and school districts.


PACTT has funded annual research conducted by Philadelphia-based Research for Action aimed at understanding the connection between PACTT services received by youth and later academic success.

Vocational Rehabilitation for Disabled Youth

Through partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, PACTT has enhanced the accessibility of Pre-employment and Transition Services to disabled youth served by its affiliates.