Category: IRES

In Wisconsin, First-of-its-Kind Facility Prepares People Inside Prison for Employment

By The Council of State Government Justice Center Staff The significance of employment for people returning to their communities from incarceration is well known; however, jobs are not always easy to find. Many state corrections departments face challenges not only equipping people with the technical skills necessary for employment, but also with helping them find …

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Self-Assessment for Employment-Focused Reentry Programs

Finding employment is a critical part of successful reentry for the millions of people returning to communities after incarceration, but it’s not the only part. Appropriately addressing criminogenic risk and needs as well as the soft and hard skills necessary for the workplace are also key in reducing recidivism and improving long-term job retention in …

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Watch: Employ Milwaukee Reentry and Employment

  This video from Employ Milwaukee in Wisconsin highlights the partnership between corrections and workforce systems to improve employment outcomes in the Milwaukee County, Wisconsin area and includes interviews with subject matter experts, an employer, and people who secured employment after incarceration with the aid of Employ Milwaukee. Employ Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) are part …

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Integrating Corrections and Workforce Systems to Match Jobseekers to Employment Services: The IRES Pilot Project

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Wednesday, May 31 Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET Of the more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in correctional facilities across the United States and, more than 90 percent will eventually return to their communities. Employment is …

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