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Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness

  • Organization: Council of State Governments
  • Document Type: Brief/Motion Papers
  • Date Created: Monday, October 07, 2013
  • Submitted: Monday, October 07, 2013
  • Attachment(s): LINK

The Reentry and Employment Project was developed to provide policymakers and practitioners with the resources and tools to improve reentry and employment outcomes for individuals with criminal histories. Policymakers across the political spectrum agree that for people released from prison or jail, employment can be the gateway to successful reentry. However, the barriers that millions of adults with criminal records face as they seek to enter the U.S. workforce are extensive and well documented. The Reentry and Employment Project was designed to help the corrections, reentry, and workforce development fields work together to address those barriers.The foundation for Reentry and Employment Project is the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies white paper, which provides guidance to policymakers, agency and program administrators, and practitioners working in the reentry and workforce development fields on how to develop collaborative projects and maximize their investments aimed at shared public safety and workforce development goals.

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