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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: What Corrections and Reentry Agencies Need to Know

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the nation’s primary source of federal funding for workforce development. Its main goal is to provide job seekers–including people returning to their communities after incarceration–with the assistance needed to obtain employment and to meet employers’ needs for qualified workers. This fact sheet provides corrections and reentry agencies with an overview of how WIOA funds can support employment and education services for people in the justice system and those who are returning to their communities after incarceration.

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