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Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

Venturing Beyond the Gates: Facilitating Successful Reentry With Entrepeneurship

  • Organization: Prisoner Reentry Project, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Thursday, September 06, 2007
  • Submitted: Thursday, September 06, 2007
  • Attachment(s): PDF

The information, case studies and stories contained in this monograph aim to inspire professionals across entrepreneurship, workforce development and criminal justice fields to recognize and embrace entrepreneurship and self-employment as appropriate and valuable tools for reintegration. Given the size of the population returning home from prison and jail, we cannot afford to ignore their potential as resources for community and economic development; nor can we overlook the opportunity that entrepreneurship represents as a path to financial stability and engaged citizenship.

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