This brief summarizes key characteristics of programs funded through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) that primarily served highly vulnerable populations. Programs that “primarily served” a highly vulnerable population are defined as those that reported at least half of the youth they served were from one or more of the following populations: youth in foster care; youth in adjudication systems; homeless or runaway youth; pregnant or parenting youth; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth; youth in residential treatment for mental health issues; and youth who have trouble speaking or understanding English. The research questions addressed in the brief include:
- Where are programs that primarily served highly vulnerable populations implemented?
- What are demographic and behavioral characteristics of youth in programs that primarily served highly vulnerable populations?
- What are the sexual intention outcomes of youth in programs that primarily served highly vulnerable populations?
- Health educators
- Program administrators
- Program directors
- Social workers