Hi Krista,
 I wonder if you should revisit the schools and have them try to identify
the kids who could be most at risk of dropping out. Our non-school referrals
are much the same as yours...VR, inner agency, and SRS. How about your local
DET? Do they deal with some of the dropouts and non-schoolers. Perhaps they
can be beefed up as a referral source. Hope this helps. Good luck. Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Krista LaFemina [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 11:15 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Referrals

Hi there Everyone,

This is Krista from the Rutland JOBS program.  Sorry I missed you all at the
big meeting.  I was home with a sick child.

I was wondering who do most of your non-school referrals come from?  How do
you go about getting them.  We are really struggling to get new referrals
that are not school related.  So far I am not having any luck with DOC.  I
do have a meeting on Thurs. with them.  If anyone as any suggestions please
let me know.  So far I have got most of my referrals from within my agency,
SRS, VR, and self referrals.  But one of my biggest downfalls, is they are
mostly school kids or they do not wish to engage in the program.  Any
suggestion anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

Krista LaFemina
Rutland JOBS