Creating Systemwide Change to Promote Recidivism-Reduction and Employment Readiness
The Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies (IRES) framework synthesizes innovative strategies with the goal of reducing recidivism while increasing job readiness for people returning to communities after incarceration. This fact sheet provides an overview of the project and discusses a recently released report on the three-year pilot project that tested the framework in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and Palm Beach County, Florida, as well as other key learnings and insights for jurisdictions looking to improve their systems.
A conversation with U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Scott Stump explores the critical important of workforce development…Read More
As April comes to a close, so does Second Chance Month, a time designated to focus attention on the millions of people returning from prison or jail each year. Ensuring their reentry back into communities is safe and successful matters to everyone. So it’s heartening to reflect on the momentum that now exists, and begin defining the future of reentry.Read More
A conversation with U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Scott Stump explores the critical important of workforce development training for students in the juvenile justice system.Read More
Reentering the community can be a jarring experience. STRIVE, a San Diego-based organization, demonstrates how job readiness programs can have a life-changing impact.Read More
Michigan is one of 17 states that not only offers advanced education opportunities behind bars, but also ensures that the programs offered inside correctional facilities translate to the skills employers need outside of them.Read More
Former inmates need jobs and employers are looking for workers. So where's the disconnect?Read More