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New Resource on Reentry and Employment

Posted on 10/14/2013

Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies

The Council of State Governments Justice Center has released a new resource to help corrections, workforce, and reentry systems collaborate in ways that reduce reincarceration and improve employment outcomes for people released from prison or jail.

The paper, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies, External link opens in new window or tab was developed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, with additional guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor and an expert panel of advisors, including the National Transitional Jobs Network's Senior Director, Amy Rynell.

The paper is a new tool that can be used as a starting point for cross-systems collaborations. It provides guidance on how to make the best use of scarce resources by using objective assessment-based approaches to service delivery that take into account individuals' risk of future criminal behavior, level of job readiness, and their specific needs in order to produce better reentry, employment, and public safety outcomes.

As part of this project, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, along with the National Transitional Jobs Network, partners and other experts in the field, have developed an online toolkit of resources to help policymakers, administrators, and practitioners design and implement an integrated reentry and workforce development strategy, and to provide information on collateral consequences and other legal challenges to finding employment upon reentry

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Source: National Transitional Jobs Network Announcement | September 23, 2013

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