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Academic and Career/Technical Training Alliance (PACTT)

PACTT, which began as a project of the PA Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers and is now run through the PA Department of Human Services, seeks to align residential academic and career/technical programming with state standards and local graduation requirements as well as encourage the adoption of best practices aimed at accelerating remediation and credit recovery. PACTT encourages facilities to improve career and technical training for youth through technical skills training, entry-level certifications, soft skill development, and subsidized job experiences. PACTT also works with facilities to improve the academic experience for detained juveniles by encouraging improved literacy and learning-strategy training for educators, credit retrieval and acceleration practices, and record transfers.