This guide prepared by the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) is intended to support recipients of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning Program grants funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
This document highlights information gleaned from the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies (IRES) Pilot Project underway in Milwaukee County, WI, and Palm Beach County, FL, which focuses on operationalizing a level of cross-systems coordination among corrections, reentry, and workforce development agencies on a scale rarely seen in the field.
This presentation to Palm Beach County’s Executive Steering Committee highlights findings and recommendations from the first year of the site’s Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project.
This presentation to Milwaukee County’s Executive Steering Committee highlights findings and recommendations from the first year of the site’s Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project.
In early 2015, Palm Beach County, FL, was selected by the CSG Justice Center and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to pilot an innovative approach to reducing recidivism and increasing the employability of people returning to Palm Beach County from prison and jail. This summary presents the CSG Justice Center’s findings and recommendations from the first year of the the project.
In early 2015, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, was selected by the CSG Justice Center and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to pilot an innovative approach to reducing recidivism and increasing the employability of people returning to Milwaukee County from prison. This summary presents findings and recommendations from the first year of the project.
This policy brief by the National Employment Law Project explores the effect of under- and un-employment on people who are formerly incarcerated and how the expertise and structure of American trades unions could provide critical training programs inside and outside of prisons and jails.
The Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies white paper was written to address the challenges that service providers cannot successfully serve every adult on probation or leaving prison or jail who needs a job.
To help corrections, workforce, and reentry administrators and practitioners navigate the complex issues related to coordinated planning and service delivery, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is developing a white paper on integrating reentry and employment strategies using a resource […]
This year-long benchmarking study examines the U.S. Department of Labor’s employment-focused reentry programs.
This paper from the New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC) summarizes the discussion at the Justice Involved Youth Roundtable, hosted by NYCETC and the Osborne Association in December 2015.
This report from MDRC presents results from a fidelity assessment and implementation analysis of five Center for Employment Opportunities replication programs in New York, California, and Oklahoma.
This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor provides a summary of ongoing efforts and accomplishments by federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Small Business Administration, for improving employment outcomes for individuals with criminal records.
This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor provides a summary of ongoing efforts and accomplishments by federal agencies to improve employment outcomes for individuals with criminal records. It also includes information on current funding for workforce, job placement, and training programs.
This research brief from the National Transitional Jobs Network draws from research and interviews with expert program practitioners to show how reentry, fatherhood, and employment programs can work together to reduce unemployment and recidivism and improve children’s wellbeing.
This resource is a compilation of Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and non-LSC funded legal aid programs that offer reentry-related legal services.
This report presents interim results from a rigorous evaluation of the New York City-based Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), a highly regarded employment program for ex-prisoners. CEO participants are placed in paid transitional jobs shortly after enrollment; they are supervised by CEO staff and receive a range of supports. Once they show good performance in the transitional job, participants get help finding a permanent job and additional support after placement.
This paper presents early results from an evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) in New York City, a highly-regarded employment program for former prisoners.