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.
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