Progress of the Consent Decree United States v. State of Rhode Island, Civil Action No. CA14-175 (Issued August 17, 2015)

Rhode Island

State Policies & Initiatives: 

"Benchmark 1 - RIDE Employment First Policy §VIII(1).

RIDE shall adopt an Employment First Policy, making work in integrated employment settings the first and priority service option for youth seeking transition work placements and for transition--‐age youth’s postsecondary vocational planning objectives. RIDE’s Employment First Policy will set forth values for the State’s transition planning process that reflect the State’s expectations for supporting youth in transition to integrated  employment settings through a systemic and collaborative framework."


  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Rhode Island Court System
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