Category: Employment Roundup

Nov 17

Prosocial Employment Programs Create Positive Outcomes For Men in Michigan Correctional Facilities

By Erica Nelson and Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center staff Participants in the Michigan Department of Corrections’ Vocational Village learn cabinet making during a carpentry skills class. Looking forward 30 years from now, Curtis sees a future where he’s retired and living off the 401k he’s accrued after years of working a steady job he …

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Nov 15

Gov. Reynolds of Iowa Meets Face to Face with Incarcerated People at Maximum Security Facility

By CSG Justice Center Staff Joining the growing list of governors and elected officials who have joined the Face to Face initiative (#MeetFacetoFace), Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recently visited the maximum security Anamosa State Penitentiary. During their visit, Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg met with people incarcerated in the facility who are participating in Iowa’s largest apprenticeship program. The pair also led …

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Nov 10

Prisoners Look to Life after Incarceration through Reentry Program

The Maroon By Andrew Callaghan Louisiana is the most incarcerated state in the most incarcerated country in the world. At 776 per 100,000 people incarcerated, Louisiana sits well ahead of the rest of the United States. Under the leadership of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, the state legislature is trying to strip Louisiana of its …

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Nov 10

Reentry Simulation Shines Light on Recidivism in Delaware

WHYY By Shirley Min Elected leaders, police officers and members of the criminal justice community walked a mile in a newly-released prisoner’s shoes, during a reentry simulation at Delaware State University. The hour-long simulation was co-hosted by the Delaware House Democratic Caucus, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Delaware and Delaware State University. Each week was …

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Nov 02

Apply Now: Technical Assistance Initiative to Strengthen Education and Workforce Development Services for Justice-Involved Young Adults

With support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, RTI International invites community partnerships to submit a letter of interest to join a technical assistance initiative focused on improving outcomes for young adults (ages 16–24) who are involved with the criminal justice system by connecting them with career and technical education …

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Oct 26

After 20 Years, Still Haunted by a Drug Conviction

The Marshall Project By Jason Bost I love my daughter. That goes without saying for most parents, but I am truly crazy about mine. She literally came out of the womb with a smile on her face — no crying, just a big smile, shocking the doctor and all the nurses in the room. As …

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Oct 12

Second Chance Act Grantee Receives National Criminal Justice Association Award

By CSG Justice Center Staff Accepting the award were (from left) Kelley Heifort, Community Reentry director, MN DOC; Lee Buckley, coordinator, Community Reentry, MN DOC; and Raeone Magnuson, executive director, Office of Justice Programs, MN Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN DOC) was one of five organizations in the country to …

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Oct 11

Forgiving and Forgetting in American Justice: A 50-State Guide to Expungement and Restoration of Rights

This report from the Collateral Consequences Resource Center catalogues and analyzes the various provisions for relief from the collateral consequences of conviction that are now operating in each state, including judicial record-sealing and certificates of relief, executive pardon, and administrative nondiscrimination statutes.  The report’s goal is to facilitate a national conversation about how those who have a …

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Sep 21

Celebrate Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning

Jobs for the Future will kick off National Apprenticeship week and formally launch its Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning at a luncheon with national and international leaders in the field. The event will celebrate the history of the expanding movement to support apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning in mainstream workforce development and talent solutions for …

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Sep 19

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: Investing in All Our Workers, including Our Inmates

The Cap Times By Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Fourth-grade students from across Wisconsin visit the lieutenant governor’s Capitol office throughout the school year. In the office, a wooden box displays all the challenge coins I’ve been given. There are coins representing military, fire and police, each a reminder of the sacrifices they make to keep …

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