The handbook is available in full online at YouthArts Toolkit- art programs for youth at risk.
Several existing publications do an excellent job of describing the achievements of arts programs designed for youth at risk, and information on artist training recently has been published as well. However, arts agencies, juvenile justice agencies, social service organizations, and other community-based organizations need more detailed information about how to plan, run, provide training, and evaluate arts programs for at-risk youth. The materials in this toolkit are designed to help. The toolkit contains the many lessons learned in Portland, San Antonio, and Atlanta about establishing, maintaining, and evaluating arts programs for youth at risk.