Aug

28

Improving Job Readiness and Retention for Higher Risk Populations

Past Event
August 28, 2019, 8:00 am

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance

For the overwhelming majority of people in federal and state prisons who will eventually reenter the community, finding employment plays a critical role in preventing recidivism. That said, it is not strictly job-placement services that can make the difference between reincarceration and successful reentry; ensuring people who are returning to communities from incarceration have the skills to not only find, but retain, jobs is also key.

During this webinar, participants learn about the integration of social learning and/or cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as other-risk reduction strategies, in employment program models. These lessons are especially useful for corrections and workforce development administrators and practitioners as well as community-based reentry service providers who are interested in improving employment outcomes for people assessed as being at a moderate to high risk of reoffending.

Presenters:

  • Erica Nelson, Project Manager, Reentry and Employment Program, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Chris Warland, Associate Director, Field Building, Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity
  • Amy Barch, Director, Turning Leaf Project

Watch Webinar


You might also be interested in

Court Case Processing Learning Collaborative: Improving Caseflow Management for Defendants with Behavioral Health Needs

Apply to participate in a virtual learning collaborative consisting of three sessions about how to improve criminal case…

Read More

New Support Centers Offer Behavioral Health Resources and Assistance

New support centers offer resources, training, and assistance to improve responses to people with behavioral health needs.

Read More

States Taking Action: Flipping the Script on Parole

Justice Reinvestment legislation recently passed in Vermont is the latest example of a state turning pessimistic parole into…

Read More