Category: Reentry and Employment

Discovering Untapped Talent Sources in the DMV

At a time when unemployment nears a record low, how do companies fill vacancies critical to small business success? One way is to consider untapped sources of talent in communities. The U.S. Small Business Administration invites participants to learn from businesses who have found success by exploring new pools of talent in their communities. These innovative businesses …

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How Norway Is Teaching America to Make Its Prisons More Humane

HuffPost By Laura Paddison The bedroom, off a light-filled corridor, is small but not cramped. It houses a single bed, a desk, wardrobe, TV and a small bathroom. The window looks out onto a grassy hill. Outside the door, there’s a kitchenette, where a bread knife hangs from a loop of string affixed to the …

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[Apply Now] Re-Employment Support and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau is seeking applications for the Re-Employment Support and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic (RESTORE) Grant Program, which provides funding to directly address the employment needs of women affected by the opioid crisis and combat its impact in some of the hardest hit areas of the country. Applicants will establish and/or …

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[Register for Webinar] Improving Job Readiness and Retention for Higher Risk Populations

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Time: 2-3:30 p.m. EST For the overwhelming majority of people in federal and state prisons who will eventually reenter the community, finding employment plays a critical role in preventing recidivism. …

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A Second Chance: Prisoners Thrive in Program Designed to Open up Job Opportunities

The Nevada Independent By Michaela Chesin and Trey Arline At Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center on Wednesday, a former soldier-turned-prisoner described loving to paint murals, writing poetry and music and becoming a leader and role model for other inmates. Her speech about the desire to change the narrative about her life brought Gov. Steve Sisolak to tears in …

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[Apply Now] YouthBuild Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration is seeking applications for YouthBuild program grants. Authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act these grants help organizations to provide pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to high-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, including youth in foster care, youth involved in the criminal …

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Facts and Myths: Health Care Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Records

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Download a PDF of the presentation. Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many areas. But people who have criminal …

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[Register for Webinar] Facts and Myths: Health Care Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Records

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Tuesday, June 18 Time: 1–2 p.m. ET Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many areas. But people who …

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‘Returning from the Twilight Zone’: Home to Stay Offers One-Stop Shop for Those Leaving Prisons

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service By Allison Dikanovic Ray Mendoza remembers coming home from prison in 2015 and being overwhelmed by the harsh adjustment. He described the culture shock of re-entering society to “returning from the twilight zone” and said that four years later, it’s still something he’s learning how to navigate. Mendoza said he could …

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Minor Crimes Get ‘Clean Slate’ in Utah

County News By Rachel Looker Citizens who committed low-level crimes in the state of Utah are getting a second chance to have a “clean slate” thanks to Salt Lake County and the passing of House Bill 431. Utah is the second state (after Pennsylvania) to pass an automatic expungement bill for eligible citizens who committed …

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