The Reentry and Employment Project
Policymakers across the political spectrum agree that for people released from prison or jail, employment can be a gateway to successful reentry. However, the barriers that millions of adults with criminal records face as they seek to enter the U.S. workforce are extensive and well documented. The Reentry and Employment Project was developed to provide policymakers and practitioners with the resources and tools they need to help improve reentry and employment outcomes for individuals with criminal histories. The project website provides access to a toolkit of helpful information for professionals working to improve employment and reentry outcomes for individuals with criminal records, as well as the latest resources that build from recommendations outlined in the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies white paper.
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- Developing an Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategy
- Addressing Barriers to Employment for Individuals with Criminal Records
To learn more about the toolkit, click here.
Project Background and Acknowledgments
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center’s Reentry and Employment Project was initiated to help corrections, workforce, and reentry administrators and practitioners navigate the complex issues related to coordinated planning and service delivery. This work is being conducted with the leadership and support of a public-private partnership involving the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, with guidance from the Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor.
To read more about the Background, the Reentry and Employment Project Advisory Group, and the Knowledge Development Steering Committee, click here.
Pathways to Prosperity event video
Washington, DC, June 30, 2014
- TAKING ACTION: Continuing the “Pathways to Prosperity” Conversation in Your Jurisdiction
- Call for Applications for the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project
- National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Annual Training: “Navigating the Rocky Road Together”
- A New Approach for Reducing Reincarceration and Joblessness Among Adults with Criminal Histories
- Criminal Stigma, Race, Gender, and Employment: An Expanded Assessment of the Consequences of Imprisonment for Employment
- Employment Retention Inventory Explores the Predictive Factors of Job Loss: Research Project
- Business Executives and Government Officials Convene at White House
- Strategies for Improving Reentry and Employment Outcomes Highlighted at Conference Workshop
- Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable Toolkit
- Reentry and Employment White Paper, Pilot Site Opportunity
- Employment Strategies for Populations Experiencing Homelessness: Veterans and Individuals with Mental Health Conditions
- Putting Our Communities Back to Work: Creating Access to Opportunity through “Targeted Hire” and “Ban the Box” Policies
- Ready, Willing, and Able to Work: Employment for People in Recovery